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A Maryland school official called the police on an 11-year-old boy after the teacher reportedly saw a BB gun in the child’s room during virtual instruction.

According to WBFF-TV, a police officer visited the home of the fifth-grader following the incident.

Courtney Lancaster, the child’s mother and a Navy veteran, told the station that the child is in the process of becoming an Eagle Scout and is enrolled in Baltimore County Schools.

“[An officer] explained to me that he was here to search for weapons, in my home,” Lancaster said.

The child has reportedly taken a variety of lessons related to outdoor sportsmanship, including archery lessons.

Lancaster said that a school official phoned authorities because they were concerned over seeing a BB gun mounted on the child’s wall. The teacher reportedly took a screenshot of the child’s room and passed it along to the school’s resource officer, who turned the information over to local authorities.

Lancaster told WBFF that the school’s principal complained that the child having a BB gun in his room was like bringing a gun to school.

“This is despicable,” Lancaster said. “I had no idea what in the world [the police visit] could be over? BB guns never even once entered my mind. How many 11-year-old boys have BB guns?”

She also said that she is not happy that a teacher took a screenshot of her son in her home.

“It’s absolutely scary to think about,” Lancaster admitted. “Who are on these calls? Who do we have viewing your children and subsequently taking these screenshots that can be sent anywhere or used for any purpose?”

Lancaster also said that she takes issue with the fact that no one at the school contacted her before sending police to her home.

“So, what are the parameters? Where are the lines drawn? If my son is sitting at the kitchen island next to a butcher block, does that constitute a weapon? It’s not allowed at school, right? So, would my home then be searched because he’s sitting next to a butcher block,” Lancaster reasoned. “I feel like parents need to be made aware of what the implications are, what the expectations are.”

In a statement, a spokesperson for the district said, “Our longstanding policy is not to debate individual circumstances through the media. There are multiple ways for families to share concerns with us. In general terms, the safety of students and staff is our chief concern, whether we are meeting in classrooms or via continuity of learning.”

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  • MAGA says:

    The weapon was not secured? What an absolute idiot. Since when do real weapons have orange tips on them? I would not have let them in without a warrant. Schools have no right getting involved in a students home life.

  • Big D says:

    This is over stepping the bonds of sensibility I have ever heard. Maryland is weird but sic’ing the Cops on an 11 year ld just because, in his own home, he has a BB gun. Who is the F’ing airheAD THAT DELVED IN TO THE HOME, IF THE PARENTS ALLOW IT AND ARE OK WITH IT WHO IN THE HELL DOES Maryland schools think they are. The parents need to tell the school to F off and mind their own business…OMG, how ridiculous are these F’ing lib schools getting? So stupid.

  • Bob C says:

    Are you shitting me?? It’s like bringing a gun to school?? Hell, when I went to school in the ’70s and it was hunting season we had them on a gun rack in the back window of my truck… and drove to school everyday along with several other kids..No school shootings in those days-What has happened to the fabric of the American people??

  • Wayne says:

    Ok time ta STOP THE CRAZY ZOMBIES NOW.

    SOMEBODY PLEASE TELL US THE NAME OF THIS SCHOOL AND THE TEACHER THAT VIOLATED THIS YOUNG MAN PRIVACY. HE HAS CONSTITIONAL RIGHTS TOO.
    DUMB-ASS LIBERALS NEED TA BE SUED @EVERY INFRACTIO AGAINST LAW ABIDING US CITIZENS.
    THAT TEACHER IS PROBABLY ABUSING OTHER STUDENTS AS WELL.
    WE NEED TA MARK HER/HIM/IT
    FOR JUST THIS KIND OF ABUSE OF AUTHORITY.

    HOW S T U P I D

    GIVE US THEIR NAME PLEASE. LETS ENLIST EM INTO THE NATIONAL LIBERALS 911 BLOCK

    IF YER LIBERAL
    DON’T CALL 911 AND EXPECT
    ANY HELP.

    WE AIN’T COMING.

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  • DJ says:

    To start with she shouldn’t let the officer in unless he had a warrant.
    She needs to find the biggest baddest meanest lawyer yeah and let him go after the school system there are all kinds of violations here. At the end of it she could be a very wealthy woman. And personally I’d see the hell out of him. It’s interesting the school systems aren’t there to protect children anymore.

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