21 Sep 2023

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Student Suspended For Going To The Gun Range
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Student Suspended For Going To The Gun Range 

Article from Reason by Robby Soave.

Ken Bone, the nationally beloved undecided voter who asked a question at the second presidential debate in 2016, claims his son was suspended from school and questioned by police after appearing in a photo taken at a gun range.

Bone tweeted the photo, which depicts his son using a weapon appropriately, to Kyle Kashuv on Tuesday. Kashuv, a student-activist and Parkland survivor, is a staunch supporter of gun rights. Kashuv had claimed that police questioned him after he appeared in a gun range photo, and Bone’s tweet was supposed to be a message of solidarity. But apparently it landed his son in hot water, too.

In a follow-up tweet, Bone clarified that administrators didn’t actually speak with his son; rather, they called the elder Bone at home and informed him of the suspension. The gun range photo was the explicit reason, according to Bone.

Bone’s son doesn’t have a Twitter account, and it’s not publicly known where he attends school, so this news is difficult to verify. But it’s easy to believe that school administrators would do such a thing, because the authorities routinely punish students for perfectly benign, constitutionally protected enthusiasm for firearms. Earlier this week, Reason‘s Declan McCullagh wrote about a Nevada eighth grader who was told he couldn’t wear a pro–Second Amendment shirt to school. I’ve covered cases involving a students who were punished for liking a picture of a gun on Instagram, holding a stick that looked like a gun during recess, and bringing a nerf gun to school. When it comes to guns, all common sense—and all respect for students’ civil liberties—goes out the window.

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Read the entire article at Reason.

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Camille Gilliam
5 years ago

I don’t see where any of this is the school’s business. His father took him and if he has guns does he keep them locked up? Did the school ask any questions? I understand the part of what everyone went thru at the school but a good part of it was allowed to happen, by the police and the administrators of the school. They need to clean their own house first.

5 years ago

School officialdom or officialdumb, more likely the latter, should be sent back to kindergarten or something earlier than that, until they demonstrate the ability to read, andunderstand the concept of basic individual rights, which they seem lacking of.

Camille Gilliam
5 years ago
Reply to  Alan

i understand what you are saying and I feel the same way. I have a neighbor, she is a Conservative, her daughter is in the same school, and her daughter was harasted by another teacher because she said she want to be a cop when she grows up. He said that she was a good example of another crooked cop. Her mother let him have it and contacted the principal. No teacher has the right to say something like that to a very smart young lady.

5 years ago

Clearly, kyle’s rights were violated. A little lawsuit should straighten the school out.