Pro-Gun Student Questioned by School for Visiting Gun Range With His Dad

By Faye Higbee

Kyle Kashuv, a Conservative Parkland shooting survivor, went to the gun range with his Dad for the first time on Sunday. He enjoyed himself so much that he posted some photos and videos of his experience of using an AR-15 on Twitter. Cue the outrage.

 

Somce students threw a fit, but the Principal told him he hadn’t done anything wrong. Except have the wrong activity with his Dad. School security officers began “intensely” questioning him.

screenshot of school hall pass via Daily Wire

Kyle stated, according to the Daily Wire:

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. 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.

Then a third officer from the Broward County Sheriff’s Office walked in, and began asking me the same questions again. At that point, I asked whether I could record the interview. They said no. I asked if I had done anything wrong. Again, they answered no. I asked why I was there. One said, “Don’t get snappy with me, do you not remember what happened here a few months ago?”

They continued to question me aggressively, though they could cite nothing I had done wrong. They kept calling me “the pro-Second Amendment kid.” I was shocked and honestly, scared. It definitely felt like they were attempting to intimidate me.

I was treated like a criminal for no reason other than having gone to the gun range and posted on social media about it.

 

We can understand having concerns, considering what the school had just been through. But at some point, the school, and Broward County needs to stop treating all gun owners and students as if they are mass killers.

Featured photo: screenshot via Twitter post by Kyle Kashuv