Students “School” Antigun Education Officials on Civil Rights

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Earlier this month, the school board announced it would be settling the claims out of court and compensating Ka’Mauri’s family $92,500 and Tomie’s family $72,500. IMG NRA-ILA

U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- Last September we reported on the saga of Ka’Mauri Harrison, a Louisiana elementary school student who was suspended for having a BB gun that happened to come into view while the fourth-grader was participating in online schooling in his own home. That case prompted considerable backlash, but the Jefferson Parish School Board refused to relent and even suspended another student, sixth-grader Tomie Brown, for similarly innocent and non-threatening conduct involving a BB gun in the home.

Fortunately, the students’ families were not willing to take these injustices lying down, and when the punishments were not rescinded during the school board’s disciplinary proceedings, the families sued in federal court. The suits specifically cited violations of the students’ rights to freedom of expression, to bear arms, and to due process of law. The school board had maintained that the presence of the BB guns during remote learning in the children’s homes was, among other things, a violation against “weapons in the classroom setting.”

Earlier this month, the school board announced it would be settling the claims out of court and compensating Ka’Mauri’s family $92,500 and Tomie’s family $72,500. []. References to weapons violations were also removed from the two students’ disciplinary records.
The Board’s earlier handling of the incidents had received condemnation across the political spectrum, including from both the NRA and the American Civil Liberties Union.

It also led to changes in Louisiana Law to require the development of disciplinary policies specific to virtual learning and to expand rights of appeal in the case of student expulsions or suspensions. Virtual learning policies are required under the law to “be narrowly tailored to address compelling government interests” and to “take into consideration the students and their families’ rights to privacy and other constitutional rights while at home or in a location that is not school property.” The legislation was dubbed The Ka’Mauir Harrison Act.

Anti-gun public school officials all too commonly use their leverage over students to promote their personal ideologies under a false guise of promoting a safe school environment and preventing disruptions, even when no threat or unruly behavior occurred.
This time, however, it was the students who taught the school board a civics lesson, one that will hopefully prevent similar abuses in the future.


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KDad
KDad
6 days ago

This happened here in Colorado Springs, CO as well. These anti-2nd Amendment school boards should all be voted out of existence!

Tionico
Tionico
6 days ago

What remains criminal in this “solution” is that the idiot pig-headed administrators who attempted to bully these children and their families into submission will NOT be the source of the $160K of the settlement. These idjits should be removed from office, their employment history reflecting their assault on the two innocent children and their famillies. Power hugnry idiots MUST be taken out of positions where they can use their “ah THOR a teh” to make lives of their employers (the taxpayers and specifically the inmates of the schools they run) miserable. I would have sued these pig-headed beaurocrats in their… Read more »

swmft
swmft
6 days ago

when i went to grade school there was an umbrella stand in the corner near the door that had as many shotguns as umbrellas , walking home through woods alone i brought home dinner a few times never had to shoot a bear or wild cat came close with a bobcat but it ran with bike bell shot tons of snakes

Rowboat
Rowboat
6 days ago

It’s turning out that local school boards are a more powerful influencer then we ever knew ! Usually, at least in my County in Virginia, the candidates for the school boards are unknowns whose name appears on the bottom of the ballots for other political offices in the General Election. Their Party affiliation is unknown as is there personal information. Most of the other voters too are ignorant of these people that , as it turns out, are critical to the future of your children and the country. Think CRT !!!

nrringlee
nrringlee
6 days ago

Plaintiffs should accept no deal that does not include a mass resignation of said school board and administration. Get these clowns away from kids.

JoeUSooner
JoeUSooner
6 days ago
Reply to  nrringlee

AMEN and AMEN!!
Not just mass resignation, but jail time.

Henry Bowman
Henry Bowman
6 days ago

The settlements taken together would be barely enough, but would get Wayne LaPierre a couple new suits.

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sage419
sage419
6 days ago

I can’t remember the last time I heard that the actions of a school board could have a positive impact on society. Restores my faith a little…

MS-Steve
MS-Steve
6 days ago
Reply to  sage419

Definitely a “positive impact”….. yet, it cost the drunken taxpayers of Louisiana (at the very least $165K). I’da preferred it cost THAT teacher, her principle, and the skool administrator the $165K… or a place at the back of the line for government cheese, and a swift kick in the proverbial nutsak… for the over-reach and then destroying evidence.
I’ll bet ya dollars to donuts, young Ka’Mauir will somehow find his way to another court room, involving a gun.

Tionico
Tionico
6 days ago
Reply to  MS-Steve

if you mean he will become a defendant in some criminal action involving a firearm, you’re wrong. Now someone COULD make up some scenario where the kid could find himself the victim of some sort of swatting or cancelling because he happens to own a BB gun. And stood his ground when unjustly atatcked for having said item.

Deplorable Bill
Deplorable Bill
7 days ago

There were rumors that I carried a black powder colt walker to grade school back in a day when we still had our freedoms. Turned it in to the teacher before school and retrieved it after school. Never had a problem. It was unloaded and it took several minutes to load. Just a rumor though. The fact is the school board went way past the normal liberal insanity here. I am glad the parents sued them. Maybe, just maybe, it will remind them that America’s citizenry still have their rights and freedoms. All it takes to loose our rights and… Read more »

JimmyS
JimmyS
6 days ago

Good post.

I’m fairly a youngster, and I brought a gun to school a few times. WE SHOT IN THE SCHOOL BASEMENT. It had been a bomb shelter down there, and had been partially converted into a rimfire rifle range. I brought my own from home. This was in the 90’s. Lots of guys I knew had guns in their vehicles. Many had stocked gun racks in their trucks. It was normal. No one got shot, or injured, or even threatened, or any of the bullshit that has gone on in the intervening 30 years across the nation.

Henry Bowman
Henry Bowman
6 days ago

Back in the 80’s I regularly engaged in school shootings. Of course, these shootings were sponsored by the high school ROTC department.

Sadly, no communists were ever killed.

musicman44mag
musicman44mag
7 days ago

Well this will prevent this kind of shenanigan’s in Louisiana won’t it or if it doe’s happen again because communist’s schools seem to think they write and enforce their own laws and are independent from laws written for civilians, this will jump up, slap them in the face and put them back in their place where they should be in the first place.

Next your governor needs the same kind of attention.

OreGONE>

Ryben Flynn
Ryben Flynn
7 days ago
Reply to  musicman44mag

Too many apostrophes. “won’t” is the only one needed. ” ‘s” is not needed on communist or shenanigans.

gregs
gregs
6 days ago
Reply to  Ryben Flynn

i like the “doe’s”

Tionico
Tionico
6 days ago
Reply to  Ryben Flynn

take a chill pill and just read for comprehensio. Much easier. And more pleasant.

Tackleberry
Tackleberry
6 days ago
Reply to  Ryben Flynn

Rudolph Hess edited Mein Kampf for Adolph Hitler, making him the first “Grammar Nazi”. You place yourself in a repugnant circle of accomplices.