Parkland student says he was pulled from class, interrogated and treated like a ‘criminal’ after trip to gun range

A high school in Parkland, Florida just affirmed the concern of every Second Amendment advocate by its reaction to a law-abiding student exercising his right to learn about and shoot guns.

In what can arguably be seen as an unjust and outrageous government overreach, authorities at Stoneman Douglas high school had school security interrogate an outspoken conservative student after he posted pictures and video of a trip he took with his father to the gun range, the Daily Wire reported.

Kyle Kashuv has become a well-known name in political circles for being an outspoken critic of his fellow anti-gun peers after the horrific massacre at their high school on February 14.

Emma Gonzalez, David Hogg, and Cameron Kasky speak at a panel discussion titled “#NEVERAGAIN: How Parkland Students are Changing the Conversation on Guns.” (Photo by Paul Marotta/Getty Images)

While Kashuv has been advocating for change to make schools safer, he’s been using his time away from school to educate himself more about the U.S. Constitution and the critical reasons for supporting the Second Amendment. Lessons, he claimed to learn a lot more about while visiting the gun range:

Kashuv said “facts matter” and wished more people would educate themselves about firearms and the “2A.”

Kashuv’s videos were reportedly all too real and threatening for some of his fellow Parkland students. The high school principal allegedly told Kashuv that some students were upset with him when he arrived at school on Monday. That didn’t surprise Kashuv who’s become a target of controversy, but the situation became decidedly worse when he was pulled from class for an interrogation by school security.

Kashuv told the Daily Wire:

Near the end of third period, my teacher got a call from the office saying I need to go down and see a Mr. Greenleaf. I didn’t know Mr. Greenleaf, but it turned out that he was an armed school resource officer. I went down and found him, and he escorted me to his office. Then a second security officer walked in and sat behind me. Both began questioning me intensely. First, they began berating my tweet, although neither of them had read it; then they began aggressively asking questions about who I went to the range with, whose gun we used, about my father, etc. They were incredibly condescending and rude.

Kushuv told the Wire that he had gone to the gun range with his father, and even though his interrogators never claimed he did anything wrong, he was “shocked and scared” by their clear attempt to intimidate him. At one point an officer from the Broward County Police Department joined the tag-teaming security officers who repeatedly called Kashuv “the Second Amendment kid.” When the student asked if he could record the “meeting” he was told “no” and when Kashuv asked again what he did wrong, one of the officers snapped, “Don’t get snappy with me, do you not remember what happened here a few months ago?” according to Kashuv.

The young conservative said he was treated like ” a criminal for no reason.”

And the anti-gun crowd tries to claim that they don’t take away your rights. Sure.

The exchange raised the ire of the Daily Wire’s chief editor Ben Shapiro. Kashuv and Shapiro have developed a friendship in the months following the Parkland massacre, and the famous conservative wasn’t going to let what some call the “Broward cowards” or the Anti-freedom regressives running  the show at Parkland have the last word:

Shapiro was not alone in his support of Kashuv and the condemnation of the school’s actions:

https://twitter.com/jonfranks/status/988765039627714561

National security lawyer Bradely Moss questioned Kashuv for being upset about the interrogation, but conservative columnist Kurt Schlichter shut him down:

Kashuv seems to be taking it in stride and fired off a tweet about the incident that got a retweet from Shapiro:

Shapiro said the Daily Wire reached out to the Broward Co. Police Dept and Parkland administrators, but haven’t heard back.

 

 

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