Schools around the country went out of their way yesterday to accommodate and support students cutting class to protest for civil rights infringement through more gun control laws. Even a struggling district like Baltimore’s (graduation rate: 61%) managed to scrounge up enough scarce funding to pay for buses to transport the truants to D.C. to attend the capitol’s dog and pony show.
But students intent on supporting the right to keep and bear arms were persona non grata. Take, for instance, what happened to one young skull full of mush yesterday in the great white north:
On Wednesday, a student at a high school in Minnesota joined his classmates who were participating in the National School Walkout and was singled out and removed by his principal for holding a sign that said, “Guns Don’t Kill People, People Kill People.”
Expressing that opinion was apparently beyond the pale. As another student described the incident:
Kids at our school today walked out, in honor of the 17 students killed in Florida. Students held signs that said, “Arm our teachers” they had two signs. A student walked out without saying a word peacefully put up his sign which said “guns don’t kill people, people kill people” he was escorted off the property by our principal and threatened to be put into a police car. This violates the first amendment and makes me sick that they can do whatever they want. Please make this go viral.
During the National School Walkout, a student at New Prague High School in Minnesota held a sign that said: “guns don’t kill people, people kill people.”
A student at the school said, “he was escorted off the property by our principal & threatened to be put into a police car.” pic.twitter.com/1V6eaL0eRi
— Ryan Saavedra 🇺🇸 (@RealSaavedra) March 15, 2018
Minnesota: where the wisdom of our precious next generation should be not only heard, but listened to. As long as they’re spouting an approved point of view.