School Suspends Student For Refusing To Participate In Protest
Article from IJR from Jason Howerton.
A high school student in Hilliard, Ohio, didn’t want to pick sides in the contentious gun debate surrounding Wednesday’s “National Walkout,” so he stayed in class instead of joining the largely anti-gun protest or an alternative “study hall.”
Hilliard Davidson High School senior Jacob Shoemaker was then reportedly slapped with a suspension.
The student argued that divisive politics have no place in America’s schools and he refused to take sides in the debate, according to the Associated Press.
Shoemaker’s suspension citation was posted online, possibly by a friend, and the story quickly went viral.
Read the entire article at IJR.
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I pray the school has to admit wrong doing and apologize to this young man. In addition the one suspended him should be punished.
Good for you Jacob! You are absolutely right. This debate does not belong in the schools, it belongs to the agencies that failed the community. Sue your school system. Your 1st amendment rights were violated.
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Everybody says sue. We know that the suspension was illeagal So why aren’t parents putting this principle to the ground and do the two step on him and others like him. Most people can’t afford a lawyer for suing. Parents need to take a tougher approach and stop this BS
THE KIDS PARENTS SHOULD SUE THE SCHOOL. TO SUSPENDS HIM FOR HIS OWN BELIEFS WE HAVE THE FIRST AMENDMENT FOR THE KIDS CHOICE. THE SCHOOL DOESN’T HAVE THAT RIGHT. THAT SHOWS ME THAT THEY ARE PUSHING DICTATORSHIP OVER OUR KIDS –WHICH RIGHT THEY DON’T HAVE. WE ARE A NATION OF FREE THINKERS.