OMAHA (KPTM) - Three Millard teenagers are expelled from Peter Kiewit Middle School after getting caught playing with airsoft guns at a nearby elementary campus.
In an interview with FOX 42 News Wednesday, Brandon Eastlack and his parents said they believe the punishment is simply too harsh.
"I was just amazed that I got tossed from school for that little incident," said Brandon Eastlack.
"I mean, it was just a lapse in judgment," added his mother, Barb.
The Eastlacks were informed of the decision to expel by the Millard School District. Now, they plan to fight the decision for as long as it takes.
"This instance of just playing a game in a parking lot is not the same as taking a weapon into a school," said Barb Eastlack.
Millard Public Schools wouldn't comment on camera Wednesday, but police told us firearms of any kind aren't allowed on school property.
"In that case, if an airsoft gun was taken into a public place it could be perceived as a threat," said Officer Michael Pecha with the Omaha Police Department.
As the appeal process plays out, Brandon Eastlack must now attend an alternative school to keep up with his classes. Until he's allowed to return to Peter Kiewit, he won't be able to take part in any Millard school activities either.
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