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Teens Suspended For Posing With Airsoft Rifles In Homecoming Photo

Bristol-Plymouth Regional Technical School told the students they should have known better.

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Students were talking about the photo in the hallways. School officials deemed it a "disturbance" and suspended the two. "They should have known better. You have Newtown, you have what just recently happened," Superintendent Richard Gross said.

Pereira and Velez believe the suspension is ridiculous. Pereira said on her Twitter account that the guns in the photos were clearly labeled as airsoft rifles.

Just so idiots can understand, we weren't joking over a school shooting. Airsoft is a hobby we included in our pictures.

Jamie Pereira@SwimwithnemoFollow

Just so idiots can understand, we weren't joking over a school shooting. Airsoft is a hobby we included in our pictures.

4:15 PM - 28 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Also, it's not okay to have my constitutional rights violated over a picture.

Jamie Pereira @SwimwithnemoFollow

Also, it's not okay to have my constitutional rights violated over a picture.

4:15 PM - 28 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

@mylittlememow @KourtneyWhite2 and in the comments we said they were airsoft guns so

Jamie Pereira @SwimwithnemoFollow

@mylittlememow @KourtneyWhite2 and in the comments we said they were airsoft guns so

4:17 PM - 28 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

The school board for Broken Bow Public Schools in Nebraska last week made news last week when they unanimously voted to allow students to pose with firearms in yearbook photos.

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