I'm hoping the follwing statement in the article is true, because if it is not ...
From the piece:
District policy does not prohibit imaginary weapons, but Superintendent Stan Scheer said individual schools are permitted to add enhancements to the general student code of conduct.
“It fell under that set of local policy they have in the building, and it was shared with all parents in the community at the beginning of the year,” Scheer said.
The district does not discuss disciplinary issues, but Scheer said there's more to the story than he was able to comment on.
“There's a whole student side that we just don't talk about,” he said. “It's a bit one-sided with the parent's point of view.”