School Thought Police in Action

By C.D. Michel

Albany High School CA, Walk of Shame IMG: Google Maps
Albany High School CA, Walk of Shame IMG: Google Maps
C.D. Michel
C.D. Michel

California – -(Ammoland.com)- It’s bad enough when so-called “zero tolerance” firearm policies resulted in a second-grader getting suspended for eating a Pop Tart into the shape of a gun.

Now some schools are taking it upon themselves to punish the mere “thought” of firearms, and just for liking or commenting on certain images posted on social media, even outside of school hours.

Earlier this month, the NRA-ILA published an article illustrating the continuing dangers of “zero-tolerance” school firearm policies and cited to a local news report about an Ohio middle school student who was recently given a 10-day suspension just for “liking” a picture of a gun on Instagram. The morning after his malevolent mouse click, the student was taken out of class and brought to the principal’s office where he was patted down and checked for weapons.

The student was then given a notice of suspension, with the stated reason as “Liking a post on social media that indicated potential school violence.”

Say WHAT? Then it turned out that the “gun” pictured was really just an airsoft gun. Still, only after the student’s parents took the story to the media did the school come to its senses and rescind the suspension.

Most recently, Albany High School in the San Francisco Bay area (next to Berkeley) is facing criticism and a lawsuit for its mis-handling of a similar issue, this time involving students liking or commenting on racist images. It is not clear why the students, who did not post the abhorrent images themselves, “Liked” them. But the school’s response is shocking, even in these division-is-the-new-normal times.

The lawsuit alleges that before suspending the students the school forced the students to march in front of other students:

“On the morning of March 30, 2017, the Plaintiffs, excluding Chen, and the other suspended students were forced to march through the high school and were lined up in full view of all or most of the student body. School administrators allowed the student body to hurl obscenities, scream profanities, and jeer at the Plaintiffs and the other suspended students, who were all not allowed to leave what the school considered an act of “atonement” but was rather a thinly veiled form of public shaming. Plaintiffs and the other suspended students were forced to endure this berating and emotional abuse until one of their parents, who was present, finally objected vehemently to school official”

Maybe the school administrators are taking discipline lessons from watching Game of Thrones?

The lawsuit has been filed by the students alleging the school violated their First Amendment rights and endangered their safety, and the Court has issued an emergency TRO (http://www.courthousenews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Albany.pdf ) stopping the school from taking further action – for now.

Ah, the marvels of a 21st century public education.

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Alan
Alan
4 years ago

Back when I was a school age person, schools were places of learning. These days learning seems to occupy 2nd place, if it achieves that height, propagandizing seemingly having taken over. That said, in my opinion, officialdom or should it be described as “officialdumb” at the particular schools mentioned in the above article needs to be taken out for a badly needed “brainwashing” assuming of course that any brains can be found in, on or near the people who are the school officials involved. Civil law suits are obviously appropriate, possible even criminal prosecution of the officialdom or officialdumb involved.

Oldshooter
Oldshooter
4 years ago

If you study the process of”brainwashing” as developed in PRC and widely used still, both there and in NKOR, you will find this practice included quite prominently. The next step is to force the students to “admit” their “wrong thinking,” and publicly vow to change their personal beliefs (all in front of others, in a process called “struggling.”). Watch for that next.

circle8
circle8
4 years ago

Schools in Khalifornia are no different than schools in Nazi Germany, 1933-45.

idadho
idadho
4 years ago

Liking posts on Facebook is just a way to have those posts circulated to Facebook friends. It is like creating a link. It does not mean the person supports the post. They may just be trying to expose the post to ridicule. But, the Facebook system uses LIKE to accomplish that task.
That is why I have no ‘friends’ on Facebook. I don’t like getting the feed for all of their likes.
The schools and media need to learn about this so they get it right.

Mike0369
Mike0369
4 years ago

When the kids graduate they’ll be prepared to go to Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington. The administration there acts the same.

Jim S
Jim S
4 years ago

States should consider passing laws requiring schools to teach firearm safety and shooting competition courses. All the kids in our extended family were taught how to shoot, disassemble, clean, reassemble and shoot, and whats worse, I live in Kommiefornia.

Rock
Rock
4 years ago

What was the name of the school district in Ohio ?

Rock
Rock
4 years ago

I thought higher of Ohio, guess I was wrong… Another state is added to the list of no visit, vacation, or money spent/invested…..

The Doctor 9143
The Doctor 9143
4 years ago

You would expect that kind of behavior from school administrators in California, as the entire state educational system is riddled with left-wing nuts…. but, Ohio…. it seems that the disease is spreading.