School Suspends Student for Family Photo Including Gun
Article from Reason by Noah Shepardson.
A tongue-in-cheek post from a Colorado teen about a trip to a shooting range got her suspended from high school.
On Oct. 11, Endeavor Academy, a public school in Centennial, Colo., suspended 17-year-old senior Alexandria Keyes for five days after she posted a picture of herself and her older brother on the social media app Snapchat. The two are shown holding guns and the photo is captioned, “Me and my legal guardian are going to the gun range to practice gun safety and responsible gun ownership while getting better so we can protect ourselves while also using the First Amendment to practice our Second Amendment.”
The picture in question depicts Alexandria and her older brother, an Army veteran, wearing shemaghs (scarves popular in Middle Eastern cultures that are also used by some members of the military) posing in front of a Confederate flag and flipping off the camera while holding guns. In a statement to The Gun Writer, Kelley Moyer, Alexandria’s mother, said that the shemagh her daughter wore was a gift from her brother.
Alexandria tells Reason that she never anticipated being suspended for taking the picture.
Read the entire article AND SEE THE PHOTO at Reason.
Image Credit: By Lindsay Attaway [CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
Sue the school for every penny you can. They have no right dictating her after school activities, or her posts on the media as long as she isn’t violating any laws. SUE THE SOB’s !
You make an excellent suggestion. Although she can go back to school, the Reason article points out she’s afraid to since she’s getting hate mail and death threats supposedly due to the schools action.
She should also sue for full boat tuition to a private school where she’ll be safer from “woke” liberals.
After smoking 30 joints, the principle & the school board made their usual lame decisions. I do hope they SUE, & they no doubt they will win. Unfortunately, the money will come from “We the Peoples pockets”.
Sue for expulsion of the Principle & the School Board & pull the principles license. This BS would stop overnight.
Liberals. They are destroying this country. They need to be gone
Schools only can control what happens on school grounds or at school activities, you and your family should take legal action against the school district.
Her parents should seriously consider home schooling or a private school. The proceeds from her lawsuit against the school AND the officials who handed down this ridiculous ruling will easily pay for it. Sue them personally and professionally. Take them to the cleaners.
I would own that school ! If it were my child they did that to , I would freaking bring such a lawsuit down on that school it would be front page news across the entire Country. I wouldn’t stop until the teachers were basically homeless ! And never allowed to work within 100 miles of any School.
Where does the school district think it gets the authority to dictate to this student what she does on her own time that has no relationship to her school?
Typical lefty lunacy in action. What needs suspended is the school board AND principal…..permanently. This is beyond their purview and and yes, they need sued until it hurts.
This has what effect on her conduct as a student?