I have to agree with Mr. Plow... It would be different if the kid shot at a neighbor's vehicle, but it's a school bus, and not just a bus, but a bus with kids on it. Most of us, if not all, have a spud gun of our own and have experimented with different fuels and ammo. I have not moved on from the standard potatoes, but seeing the damage they render on planks of wood and old cars dumped in the woods, I can only imagine the damage a frozen egg could cause.
Now the punishment... it's a bit extreme, FIVE MONTHS. I can see a suspension, but if it's five months, they should just remove him for the year, or at least move to home schooling while on house arrest. His parents should also consider finding some serious help for the boy, before this problem moves to a higher and more dangerous point.
And the violation of the boys Civil Rights... his father is referring to Amendment II of our Constitution. Those of us in the NRA are well aware of this Amendment... The Right To Bear Arms. But this should never stand in court, because you can only bear arms with a permit, and it must be a registered gun... last time I checked they don't have permits for Spud Gun's as a concealed weapon.
I guess my point is, this kid is a threat to his communtiy, and clearly someone who should not be experimenting with spud guns... he lacks the ability to consider the consequences of his actions, and is, in my eyes, just plain stupid.