A 16-year-old high school student and his girlfriend were reportedly suspended from school after posing with fake guns in pictures before a homecoming dance.
According to reports, Tito Velez and his 16-year-old girlfriend Jamie Pereira were posing for pictures before their dance at Bristol-Plymouth Regional Technical High School in Taunton, Massachusetts when they decided that, dressed in their formal clothing, they would pose with two Airsoft guns.
“It was an innocent mistake,” Pereira said. “It was a totally innocent, stupid mistake that Tito made by putting the word ‘homecoming’ at the bottom of the photo and then posting it to Facebook. If he had not posted the word ‘homecoming,’ there would’ve been no problem. I understand [school officials’] take on it, but it was not intended with malice at all.”