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Fake News on Student Walkout
Posted by: Jennifer ()
Date: March 14, 2018 08:25PM

Today was the student walkout. The media had told us and is telling us now that -

Today the students walked out of school in support of Gun Control.

That's a lie. This is what the real story is -

The schools told the students and parents that there was a walk-out today to commemorate the 17 students that were killed in Florida and in support of gun control.

Pressure was put on the students to walk out to commemorate the 17 students. That if the students didn't participate in the walkout, they didn't care about the 17 students who were killed.

Then the media turns around and says the students walked out in support of gun control. FAKE NEWS.

"Students to Walk Out for Gun Control" - NPR
"National School Walkout Gun-Control Protest Pictures"
"On National Walkout Day, students across country march for gun control" - MSNBC
"School walkout: US students will protest for gun control nationwide"
"Wednesday walkout: students step out of class to spur action on gun control" The Guardian
"Cuomo joins die-in at Zuccotti Park amid gun control walkouts" - NY Daily News
"Students Stage National Walkouts Demanding Gun Control"
"National School Walkout: Students Demand New Gun Laws - CNN

Deicetful Libs/Media as usual

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READ: Emails From High School Students Who Oppose Today's Massive Gun Control Walkout

[www.dailywire.com]

This walkout is all about posturing. It’s not about change any more than the Women’s March was about change. Attendees at the Women’s March had a bevy of clashing agendas, none of which materialized into a program for change; the only point of the Women’s March was to label those who didn’t support the march enemies of women. Now it’s the Children’s March, designed toward the same end.

Advocates for this new march say that there is an agenda: gun control. But that’s not the real heart of the march. Students feel compelled to walk out by peer pressure, lest they be labeled uncaring about their fellow students. I’ve received dozens of letters from students expressing exactly this concern, and wondering why only one side of the political agenda is being handed credibility by the media.

Here are some of them:

From a high school junior today: “honestly it's like the Women's March. There is no single consolidated argument, just a loose collection of rants that obscure the main point).”

From a 16-year-old high school girl: “I was planning on not participating in the walkout. I do not see the point in leaving class to simply walk outside, stand and talk with peers for 17 minutes, and return to class. The act of walking out of class to 'protest school violence' does not seem to have a target audience, even though they may have a news crew, it is doubtful that the students in Florida will see the actions of our school’s walkout as a stand with solidarity. I also support the 2nd Amendment and see this walkout as another opportunity for students and their parents to attack that amendment and my support of gun control…I do see that my refusal to participate may be seen as unsympathetic or cruel. My brother, who is a freshman, is being pressured in class to participate.”

From a 17-year-old high school student: “tomorrow my school is having a walkout at 10:00 ‘for the 17 students who were killed in the Parkland, Fl shooting.’ The walkout, however, here at my school, is not really about that. It is being promoted by an anti-gun/leftist political agenda that I just don’t and can’t support, especially using the 17 kids that were MY AGE as a platform. I was wondering what you would say to people who want to call me ‘insensitive’ and ‘a terrible person.’”

From another 17-year-old high school student: “The reason I am emailing is because my school is having a walkout on March 14th. They say in an email that this walkout is to advocate for gun reform but they also say that we are walking to honor the victims of the parkland massacre. I am in favor of walking to honor the victims, but not in favor of promoting gun reform. I feel like I have to choose between going against my political values or looking like a bad person. I need help. What do I do?”

From another high schooler: “My high school is participating in the walkout on Wednesday, and I am unsure what to do. I am very against gun control and don't want to protest congress for something they are doing right, if that makes sense. However, I don't want to be singled out by students as someone who ‘doesn't care about the students who died.’ Should I participate and conform to avoid humiliation and honor the students or should I remain in class alone? I don’t know if the walkout is more about gun control or honoring the students.”

I’ve received dozens more emails just like this. Students are rightly concerned that they will be ostracized by their peers and humiliated by school administrators for failing to be used as props in a leftist-organized march.

There’s always something troubling about school walkouts as a strategy for change. Our educational system is awful enough without students spending less time in class, encouraged by their teachers, so that the media can use pictures of children standing up for a gun control agenda. And there’s something even more troubling about the eagerness of the Left to use children as its spokespeople, without any hint that the kids in question have studied the issues enough to actually attain any level of expertise.

Then there are students who want to do something to counter the propaganda, and who will be ignored by the media:

From a 16-year-old high schooler today: “It is ignoring the fact that most gun violence is against blacks with handguns. Ignoring that fact is by definition racist. A nation-wide walk out for a majority white 1 percent is real white privilege and ignorant of the real problem, most gun violence is against blacks with handguns, not assault weapons, and ignoring that would from its core be racist and ignorant."

From a high school senior: “Please let me start by saying that I respect the Left's position on the walkout tomorrow, but I do not agree with their solution. I have decided to organize my own walk out to push Right wing beliefs on how to stop school violence…Respect other's opinions and others will respect yours. ‘Here to save lives. Pro-Second amendment.’”

These students will not be featured by the media. I’ve recommended that they walk out alongside their classmates, but carry signs reading, “Protect My Life — Arm Law-Abiding Citizens!” Presumably, they’d be ignored even if they did. But like the Women’s March, this walkout is a form of social pressure designed for a photo-op. And that’s too bad. If its advocates want gun control, they ought to call it a gun control march. To suggest that anyone who doesn’t support gun control doesn’t support children — even pro-Second Amendment children themselves, who choose not to support the agenda — is vile bullying.

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Re: Fake News on Student Walkout
Posted by: riverhousebill ()
Date: March 15, 2018 01:40AM

NEVER TRUST ANYONE OVER 21.

Mmm, yeah
I watch the ripples change their size
But never leave the stream
Of warm impermanence
And so the days float through my eyes
But still the days seem the same
And these children that you spit on
As they try to change their worlds
Are immune to your consultations
They're quite aware of what they're goin' through



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/15/2018 01:55AM by riverhousebill.

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Re: Fake News on Student Walkout
Posted by: riverhousebill ()
Date: March 15, 2018 04:25AM

Parents in Texas’ Needville Independent School District received a letter Tuesday night warning their children would be suspended if they walked out to protest gun violence.

Pressure was put on the students to walk out to commemorate the 17 students.
?
Don't sound like that's the case in Needville District does it?



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/15/2018 04:29AM by riverhousebill.

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Re: Fake News on Student Walkout
Posted by: Jennifer ()
Date: March 15, 2018 09:45PM

During the National School Walkout, a student at New Prague High School in Minnesota held a sign that said: “Guns don’t kill people, people kill people.”

A student at the school said, "He was escorted off the property by our principal & threatened to be put into a police car."

[twitchy.com]

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A student at Millar High School, Nebraska was suspended because she refused to participate in the protest.

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Re: Fake News on Student Walkout
Posted by: Jennifer ()
Date: March 16, 2018 08:33PM

Teaching children critical thinking and highlighting the double standard is now against the law in this Lib Culture/Government Education -

California High School Teacher On Leave After Questioning School Shooting Walkout

[sacramento.cbslocal.com]

ROCKLIN (CBS13) — A Rocklin High School teacher is on paid administrative leave over her views about the national school walk out. The teacher says all she did was open up a debate about the politics of the protest in her classroom.

Mrs. Benzel teaches history at Rocklin High School.

She says it was only appropriate to talk to her class about the politics of organized protests, ahead of the school walkout.

But she says the school disagreed with her views and told her to stay home Wednesday morning.

“We had a dialogue in class about it in Thursday and Friday. And today I received the call. So I am aghast,” said Julianne Benzel.

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(Wow, look at this -

RELATED: Rocklin Parents Grill School Board Over TRANSGENDER DISCUSSIONS IN KINDERGARTEN

Transgender discussions in Kindergarten! Lib World!)

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Benzel says she never discouraged her students from participating in the national school walk out, but she did question whether it’s appropriate for a school to support a protest against gun violence if they’re not willing to support all protests.

“And so I just kind of used the example which I know it’s really controversial, but I know it was the best example I thought of at the time—a group of students nationwide, or even locally, decided ‘I want to walk out of school for 17 minutes’ and go in the quad area and protest abortion, would that be allowed by our administration?” she said.

She says the administration didn’t talk to her about her lecture, last week.

But while thousands of students walked out of class, Mrs. Benzel received a letter from her human resources department, informing her she’s being placed on paid administrative leave.

The teacher said she did not hear any backlash from students prior to being put on leave as they understood the larger point that a "double standard" was not acceptable.

Including Nick Wade, who didn’t walk out.

“I feel like if we were to go to school and say something like I want to walk out maybe for abortion rights, then you know they probably wouldn’t let us because that’s more of a conservative push.
But someone wants to say let’s walk out for gun control then the school’s going to go with it because it’s more of a popular view,” said Wade.

The Rocklin School District won’t say whether his teacher is in trouble, because of that classroom debate.

A spokeswoman provided a statement reading in part:

“A Rocklin High School teacher has been placed on paid administrative leave due to several complaints from parents and students involving the teacher’s communications regarding today’s student-led civic engagement activities.”

For now, Benzel hopes the national student walkout prompts a bigger conversation, not just about second amendment gun rights, but first amendment free speech.

“If you’re going to allow students to walk up and get out of class without penalty then you have to allow any group of students that wants to protest,” she said.

Benzel says she has retained legal counsel and plans to sit down with school administrators, Thursday morning.

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Here's a video of an interview with the teacher -

[www.dailywire.com]

“A Rocklin High School teacher has been placed on paid administrative leave due to several complaints from parents and students involving the teacher’s communications regarding today’s student-led civic engagement activities," the statement read.

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I heard in another interview that two parents complained.

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