On Tuesday, Glenn talked about a ridiculous story out of Virginia Beach, Virginia involving 12-year-old Khalid Caraballo and two of his friends, who were suspended from school after playing with airsoft guns at Caraballo’s house. The story got a whole lot more stunning yesterday, when a disciplinary committee in the district unanimously voted to hand down long-term suspensions to the students.
Khalid Caraballo, Aidan Clark and a third student will reportedly be suspended until June, or the entire school year. However, the committee voted to hold the suspension in “abeyance” to allow the students to attend an alternative education program during the suspension.
A hearing will be held on January 27 to determine if the students will be permitted to return to school sooner than that.
“Here's the deal: The school board last night voted 100%, not one dissension on the school board, not one. Not one dissenting vote. Not one,” Glenn said on radio this morning. “This is Virginia Beach, Virginia. Now, I don't know about you, Virginia Beach, but I'd get into my car and I would go to the next school board meeting and I would bring everybody in my church and everybody in my 9/12 group and everybody I know and say enough is enough. I mean it really is time to decide. It's going to get worse and worse and worse. And they are teaching you a lesson right now. They're teaching you, be quiet.”
“You just can't tolerate that,” Pat added.
In a statement posted on Twitter, Virginia Beach Public School Board Chairman Daniel Edwards defended the decision of the committee and said witnesses claim the boys were shooting other students in the street. Larkspur Middle School principal Matthew Delaney says there was a student only 10 feet from the bus stop fleeing from “from the shots being fired, but was still hit.”
According to TheBlaze, Delaney’s statement is suspect given that the Caraballos’ property, where the boys were playing is 70 yards from the bus stop and a 911 call supports Khalid’s claim that he never left his property.
“I think it was National Review had a good column today on this story and kind of won me over a little bit in that, like, everyone's talking about this as a gun thing,” Stu said. “It's really more of that Melissa Harris‑Perry ‘Your children don't belong to you’ thing. Sure, we are all freaking out about the Second Amendment, but you go beyond that. This is people in their own yards.”
"Excuse me. Get the hell out of my yard. I mean, look at what they're doing with Common Core. You think you have control of your kids? You don't even have a right to know what they're teaching. You don't even have a right to question what they're teaching. You don't have a right to stand up and say, ‘They're going to teach your kids and they are going to teach what they believe.’ That's just the way it is. This is wrong, guys,” Glenn said. “And if you let it go through, you get what you deserve. Don't let them continue to go down this path. Everybody needs to show up at that school board… You need 1,000 people to march in and just say, ‘We demand justice’ because this is none of your business. This is insane. And everybody here knows it. All of the school board? Not one dissension? Not one? It's crazy. But that's what you get when you have a press that is so compliant.”
See the full statement from School Board Chairman Edwards is below: