With perspective weapons legislation continuing to divide the nation, on Tuesday evening "Piers Morgan Live" shared the story of two Virginia seventh graders who have been uniquely impacted by the intense scrutiny surrounding America's gun debate.
Aidan Clark and Khalid Caraballo were each served long-term suspension for shooting pellet guns, despite the fact that their target practice took place on private property.
"I'm just appalled that they enforce bullying and here they are, attacking my son. I couldn't even believe [it,]" said Solangel Caraballo, Khalid's mother, as part of Tuesday's live interview. "I'm aware that my son has had some incidents, but that doesn't mean he deserves this harsh punishment. He deserves to go to school."
According to Tim Clark, Aiden's father, the two boys were engaged in an innocuous activity amongst their peers, with no intent to hurt anyone, and no idea they were violating any school policies:
"They made a plan to show up at the house with the sole intention of all playing the game of chasing each other around with it. Every single one of the boys was hit at one time or another," he told Piers Morgan, while joining the program via satellite from Virginia. "They thought it was a game. They thought it was alright because they weren't on school property or on school time."
Watch the clip for more of the conversation between Morgan, the two boys, and their parents, and hear the host's conclusion which includes the notion that "in this case, I can't help thinking the school has gone a bit too far." For the next edition of "Piers Morgan Live, watch CNN at 9 p.m.
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