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    Angry Junior Olympic Skeet Shooter Suspended From School for Having Shotgun Shells in her Car

    http://www.azcentral.com/community/w...shoot1103.html

    Dad wants skeet-shooting daughter cleared

    Erin Zlomek
    The Arizona Republic
    Nov. 5, 2007 08:37 AM

    The father of an accomplished Willow Canyon High School skeet shooter has filed a formal complaint with the Dysart Unified School District regarding his daughter's suspension for mistakenly leaving shotgun shells in her car.

    The complaint could be heard and decided at the district board level.

    Kim Peters, a competitive shooter who attended a Junior Olympic camp for her sport, was suspended for four days after a school security guard found two boxes of shotgun shells in the back seat of her vehicle. There was no gun.



    Kim's father, Tony Peters, said he proved that his daughter regularly uses the shells for sport and never intended to hurt anyone. He said that he does not want the school's charge, possession of a "dangerous instrument," to mar his daughter's permanent record as she applies to colleges.

    The elder Peters appealed the disciplinary action and asked that the charge be removed from his daughter's permanent record.

    As grounds for his argument, he cites a 2007 federal education statute that excludes shotguns and shotgun shells from being categorized as a "destructive device," as they are primarily used for sport.

    Despite that statute, districts are free to take disciplinary actions when and where they see fit, according to the Arizona Department of Education.

    Peters' appeal was rejected by Willow Canyon principal Anthony Capuano and dean of students Rick Haney last week.

    Now, a complaint has been filed against the two school officials.

    The complaint states in part, "I found the administration's logic, to lack logic."

    Noting that Kim has served her suspension, her father again requested in his new complaint that the charge be removed from her permanent record, as it unfairly implies that she brought a gun or bomb onto school grounds.

    The complaint would likely be decided on by Dysart Superintendent Gail Pletnick, according to district policy.

    If deemed necessary, the district board would be called on to make a decision within 10 days of Pletnick's review.

    Kim called her own actions "careless."

    She said her 12-hours-a-week practice schedule got so hectic that she forgot to remove the ammunition from her vehicle, and she failed to notice it as she was running late for school Tuesday morning.

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    yeah this country needs to pull its head out of its ass and stop being so stupid


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    Yeah, this is almost as dumb as the kid who got suspended because her mother put a knife in her lunchbox to cut some chicken.

    There was another local high schooler expelled a few years ago who had dropped some shells or something on the floor or bed of his pickup truck while on a hunting trip the weekend before, and someone walking by saw them.

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    holy shit. how retarded are people gonna get?
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