Andrew Mikel was suspended from his Virginia high school for shooting a spitball. He was charged with violent criminal conduct for using a weapon at school. Click below to find out more.
Mikel told his side of the story to Fox News Channelâ€™s Douglas Kennedy, saying, â€œI was at lunch and I had a pen and little plastic balls that I got from a toy at home. I made the stupid decision of taking the pen apart and shooting people with them.â€
Mikel is now challenging the suspension in court.
His attorney, John Whitehead, commented on the societal implications, saying, â€œWeâ€™re raising up a generation of people who are going to be very compliant and afraid to step out of line.â€ He continued saying that Mikel is going to have a record for the rest of his life for being in possession of a dangerous weapon.
Attorney Randy Zelin countered that we arenâ€™t going too far in criminalizing spitballs, saying, â€œWhen that spitball takes out your eye, tell me whether or not weâ€™ve gone too far.â€