Stories of students with anti-gun control views or apolitical stances being harassed and disciplined in the wake of student protests, organized by the controversial Women’s March group, have been underreported by the mainstream media. The most recent case involves 17-year-old Christian Breault, a senior in Middleburgh, NY. Christian was attending an assembly at his school where an anti-NRA video was shown and he was conversing with his friends on how offensive the video was. Another student overheard the conversation and threatened him for voicing his opinions. The agitator later punched Christian in the head twice while he left class and Christian fought back, punching the kid in the jaw. PJ Media reported that Christian was later suspended for defending himself.
PJ Media had also reported on 17-year-old Ashley Dummit from Connecticut, who was blocked at first by her school from participating in an assembly because she planned to voice her conservative and pro-Second Amendment views. She was eventually allowed to participate and gave a speech at the assembly.
Last week, it was reported by The Hill that a Minnesota high school student was “escorted off campus by the school’s principal” after he brought a sign to his school’s walkout reading, “Guns don’t kill people, people kill people.”
In Ohio, high school senior Jacob Shoemaker told Fox News he was suspended for refusing to leave his classroom on the day of the gun control walkout. Shoemaker said he didn’t want to make any political statement by staying in the common area of the school. He felt the option would make him be seen as taking a side against the walk out students or as insensitive to the victims of the Valentine’s Day shooting in Florida.
Even the actions students are taking outside of the classroom are apparently under scrutiny by school administrators and gun control advocates. According to Fox News, two students in New Jersey were suspended because they posted “range day” photos on Snapchat. A New Jersey gun advocacy group has since sent a cease and desist letter to the school district threatening a lawsuit.
Outspoken pro-Second Amendment Parkland student Kyle Kashuv has been invited to be debated by Piers Morgan, while his peers are invited to dozens of talk shows and social media events. He has also been publicly called out by pro-gun control classmate David Hogg, but it hasn’t stopped there. Kyle has even been harassed on social media by adults when he posted pictures of himself meeting conservative lawmakers and First Lady Melania Trump.
Since the start of the public outcry following the Parkland shooting, students who didn’t want to go along with CNN’s scripted talking points were shunned. The fact that this tunnel-vision behavior in the educational and media community has continued months later is quite troubling.