Child Suspended After BB Gun Spotted By Teacher During Virtual Lesson


The Jefferson Parish School Board found Ka'Mauri Harrison "guilty of displaying a facsimile weapon while receiving virtual instruction from Woodmere Elementary School."

A school behavioral report claimed the while the 9-year-old was taking a test his brother walked into the room and tripped over the BB gun that was lying on the floor which then kicked the gun into the site of the teacher. The teacher kicked the boy out of the virtual class.

His parents are shocked. Dad Nyron Harrison says “They are treating it as if he brought a weapon to school, but it's a bb gun and it was in his room.” The family is now suing the school board for $50,000 in damages for “mental pain, suffering, anguish and embarrassment, humiliation and loss of self-esteem, future counseling and tutoring and lost income.”

Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry met with the family to say he too was shocked by the school boards decision. He also wrote a letter on the families behalf to the school board in it gives the school board a warning. "By systemically violating students' constitutional rights, your school systems' eligibility for state and federal funds are jeopardized."

Ka'Mauri in Maroon shirt with AG Landry

Ka'Mauri in Maroon shirt with AG Landry