Enforcers Intimidate Parkland Student for Going to Gun Range with Father

For millions of Americans, this is normal and non-controversial. They woud properly consider anyone upset by it to be either in need of therapy or a defiant rebuke. Or both.

USA – -(Ammoland.com)- “It was great learning about our inalienable right of #2A and how to properly use a gun,” Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student Kyle Kashuv tweeted Friday. “This was my first time ever touching a gun and it made me appreciate the #Constitution even more. My instructor was very informative; I learnt a lot. #2A is important and we need 2 preserve 2A.”

Kashuv went to the range with his father to learn safe and responsible gun use with an AR-15. When he talked about guns, especially the kind most demonized for bans, he would now have hand-on experience to know what he was talking about.

Unlike those who get fawning media attention, Kashuv did not emerge from the February “gun-free zone” exploitation murders intent on gutting the Second Amendment. Rather, his experience confirmed for him an interest in learning more about the one right that the Founders knew could ultimately protect the others.

Kashuv did everything openly, engaging in and sharing his enthusiasm about an activity that, for much of this country’s population, has been a tradition. And the response from indignant “progressives”?

He was attacked on Twitter by leftist ankle-biters accusing him of grandstanding for attention and intimidating Stoneman Douglas survivors. Other students, indoctrinated to be good little informants for the state, “complained” to the school, resulting in Kashuv being dragooned by armed “school resource officers” and grilled as if he were suspected of plotting the next massacre.

“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,” Kashuv recalled in a Monday Daily Wire report:

“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.”

These “heroes” weren’t that intimidating when there was an actual threat, were they? And just to make sure they had him under control and sufficiently intimidated, a Broward County deputy – the same guys who waited outside while a real threat was inside  slaughtering with impunity – joined in the grilling. He even reportedly scolded Kashuv over getting “snappy” by standing up for his rights.

“Multiple reports from around the time of the Feb. 14 shooting identify Kelvin Greenleaf as a ‘civilian security monitor’ or a ‘security specialist’ at the school,” a Fox News follow-up reports. Kevin Greenleaf was also reportedly told of death threats by the Stoneman Douglas killer.

Hey, at least he's on top of a student who poses no danger — except to the narrative his bosses are promoting.

Kashuv reports he was isolated, interrogated and intimidated, and recounts he was not allowed to record the conversation. This was done without parental consent, and with no opportunity to solicit legal counsel.  It was done for no other apparent reasons than Kashuv disagreeing with prevailing “progressive” sentiment on guns. And for actually participating in a “gun culture” authorities and administrators are bent on eradicating.

In a way, this works out though, via unintended consequences. More and more Americans are being turned off by the clenched fist fascism of armband-wearing David Hogg, and the “¿Armas para que?” fanaticism of Cuban flag-wearing Emma González. Seeing budding statists feted while the only “normal” kid among them is singled out for police harassment is making an impression, and not a favorable one for the increasingly alienating teenage gun-grabbers du jour.

Plenty are sick of their obnoxious, narcissistic and immature know-it-all ignorance. And we’re not intimidated from letting their handlers know it’s not going to be that easy for them.


About David Codrea:David Codrea

David Codrea is the winner of multiple journalist awards for investigating / defending the RKBA and a long-time gun owner rights advocate who defiantly challenges the folly of citizen disarmament.

In addition to being a field editor/columnist at GUNS Magazine and associate editor for Oath Keepers, he blogs at “The War on Guns: Notes from the Resistance,” and posts on Twitter: @dcodrea and Facebook.

  • 33 thoughts on “Enforcers Intimidate Parkland Student for Going to Gun Range with Father

    1. This is all about two things:

      1. intimidation to force pro gun people to shut up out of fear of having their lives ruined – it is no different than CNN tracking down and threatening someone who created a gif

      2. Psychological conditioning to show gun owners are crazy and preparing for the day they need to be disarmed by the state

    2. If they needed to give the country an enema it would have to be done in Broward County, Fla. That has to be a miserable leftist stomping grounds and not fit for human habitation.
      They just keep breaking laws, one after the other then the pussy hats attack a kid after they cowered outside when there was real murders going on inside. Maybe they are having trouble living within themselves, I would if I was one of them.

    3. Plane and simple they violated his civil rights he can sue the school district and the individuals in civil court for operating out of there scop of pratice.

    4. Dave: Talk about ‘immature know-it-all ignorance’; YOU have it in spades. You got ONE SIDE of the story. Did you forget that journalists are supposed to obtain BOTH SIDES of the story, which would include speaking to both the kid AND the school resource officers? How many box tops did you send in for your alleged ‘journalism’ credentials?

      1. Okay, “Clark.” How about you enlighten us with the rest of the story. Always nice to hear from incognito government agents.

      2. Tell your employer, Nazi collaborator George Soros, that we are sorry he was kicked out of Hungary for merely being a sociopath who is trying to destroy western civilization.

    5. The part of all this crud is that Kelvin Greenleaf is a “civilian security monitor” with absolutely no police powers. I also can not understand why the school did not tell them the student had a right to have a parent present. School is as stupid as the school security. The boys parents should sue them both for violating his rights.

    6. It would appear to me that this young lad and his family have a very winnable law suite against this Marxist Sherriff and the school system. This Sherriff needs to be removed from office ASAP. It’s obvious that he is trying anything he can to cover his a** and his failure to preform his duty. As far as I know the law requires a child’s parent to be present when he is interrogated by the Gestapo. If this worthless POS Sherriff were doing his job the shooting would have never happened, not to mention the FBI, Child Protective Services, the School System. Sue the HELL out of them.

    7. As a minor, he should have had both a parent and a lawyer present during questioning. Back when I was in high school, a kid was questioned by administrators and plainclothes officers, and he bluntly told them he wasn’t answering ANY questions without a parent and lawyer present. His interrogators were unhappy and kept firing questions at him – even threatened him with “obstruction” (because he asked for a lawyer!) – but he remained mute. They eventually sent him back to class, where the teacher congratulated him for knowing his rights.

      1. @Hank, and now he knows, from first hand knowledge, why the Second Amendment memorializes his Civil Right to bear arms and self defense.

          1. @Anthony Clifton, Are you saying that the right to defend one’s self is not a Civil Right? What do you think it is then, a religious right or a military right, or a contractual right or a non-domestic right, perhaps?

            1. @Matt(TX), Yes, I agree. The Civil Right to defend oneself is a foundational, and unalienable Right. It is pre-political, gives meaning to all other Rights and is enshrined in our Constitution.
              I just wanted to know what Anthony Clifton meant when he wrote, ” the right of self defense is not a “civil right”…”

            2. Blacks Law Dictionary definition of Civil Rights: These are the rights that are granted to every citizen of the United States by the constitution and all of its amendments. Equal protection is guaranteed to every one regardless of race, colour and creed.
              Merriam-Webster Civil Rights definition: the nonpolitical rights of a citizen; especially : the rights of personal liberty guaranteed to U.S. citizens by the 13th and 14th amendments to the Constitution and by acts of Congress was charged with violating the victim’s civil rights.
              Wordnik definition of Civil Right: a legal right or rights belonging to a person by reason of citizenship, including especially the fundamental freedoms and privileges guaranteed by the 13th and 14th amendments and subsequent acts of congress, including the right to legal and social and economic equality.

              If I’m defending myself, I don’t intend to be “civil.” My guess is, neither do you. My right to defend myself has nothing to do with being a citizen, nor being “granted rights” by some entity. Perhaps you are aware of some other definition of “civil right.”

    8. Well,well,we’ll,the coward patrol is doing there job ,intimidate the young people and suppress them in anyway they can.i hope these jerks get what is coming to them. They need to be fired,and then sued for everything they own.These jerks are the lowest of low.three grown men to question one teenager about what he done with his father,away from the school grounds.Just what are these jackbooted thugs with a badge doing working at a school much less a officer of the law.I-guess that in Broward county( which should be called coward county)they make up the laws as they go,and there nutless sheriff backs them up.

    9. I don;t know how, somebody please start a “GO FUND ME” page and file a suit against the school system and the county!

    10. Saddly, the father in teching him abiut the 2nd forgit to teach him about the 4th and 5th amendments. I’m sure he uswell versed on both if them now!
      But bravo kid for attempting to stand up for your rights!

    11. Just another reason to stay off facebook, people want to put everything they do on that gossip site and it comes back to bite some for doing legal things like this story.
      The school employee’s and the cops need a law suit filed against them for the treatment the young man received, do they wonder why kids may have an axe to grind against them.

      1. I don’t use Facebook and I don’t put my life up for public view on the net. That being said the other side want to stop us from putting pro gun info up or pics of good family fun at the range. If people don’t get to see such things it becomes harder to get new people into the shooting sports. We need more pics and videos showing the positive side of gun ownership.

    12. The Kid is Under 18 yrs.old !
      Questioning Him Without a Parent ,
      there sounds Like a Lawsuit to Me !
      The Whole Thing Smells Funny .
      Over Reaction on the Part of the School , YES !
      I get The Questions But Before They Grilled the Kid ,
      They Didn’t Get the Whole Story and Video ! Dumb Move !

    13. It sounds like several amendment rights were violated by the school district and it’s security team. I would be talking to a civil rights lawyer about a law suite against the district, a federal suite for violation of his civil rights, and the dismisal of the administrators who allowed and participated in these violations. Not to mention of a learning facility pulling a student from class deneying him the right to education time while being grilled. If I were the principal and supertentent I’d be in fear of losing my job and not in fear of a student experencing an opportunity to learn about safe gun handling and his 2nd. amendment right. Both still legal at this point in time.

    14. The boy said on the news last night that he wanted to tape the conversation and the police said no! I would have anyway then go to a lawyer and take the police department and school for every dime they will ever have!!!
      Just goes to show what happens when you let liberal run amock!

      1. He is part of the disinformation/leftist propaganda. I watched him on Tucker Carlson. I taught in schools for gifted children. The language he used on TV IS NOT that of a teenager and his eye movements showed he had been given what to say. He is trying to appeal to the right/conservatives, still using the Divide & Conquer strategies being played out world-wide.

    15. So we can mark this up as another failure of the school administration to protect its students from an armed threat…… just what is the “status” of the investigation and when can we EXPECT RESULTS? Like the removal of the Sheriffs and the school administrators responsible for the utter failure to perform the functions they were hired/elected to do?

    16. Many seem to look past the real reasons why this is happening.. Ask your self this. WHY interrogate and suspend a Kindergartner for chewing a Pop Tart into the shape of a pistol? Obviously he can’t perform a school shooting with a pastry. What REALLY is going on is the brainwashing and instilling the though which associates EVERYTHING gun related is bad and trouble will ensue should you choose to be associated with firearms. What better way to kill the firearms industry in America than to raise up an entire generation who will associate everything gun related as bad and never spend their $ in support of the firearms industry? As parents we all need to counter this by taking our kids, girls as well as the boys out shooting. Teach them right from wrong and why. IF we fail here what we will find are the next generation not valuing the 2nd Amendment and will vote it away… WAKE UP AMERICA!!!!

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