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  • Tombstone school district posts signs warning that staff might be armed

    03/23/2018 5:27:03 AM PDT · by SandRat · 16 replies
    A prominently displayed sign at all three Tombstone Unified School District campuses is getting a lot of attention. The decision to post a warning at the entrance of the school sites — “Some TUSD staff may be armed and will use whatever force necessary to protect our students” — was made by TUSD Superintendent Robert Devere. “This is nothing more than one small piece of school safety that we have in place on our campuses,” Devere said. “We’re interested in keeping our kids safe. What I’ve seen on Facebook has been overwhelmingly positive.” Check back for more updates, and read...
  • Watch: Dad explodes on principal for letting kids, 12, hold anti-gun walkout (pawns)

    03/22/2018 6:32:17 AM PDT · by rktman · 59 replies ^ | 3/21/2018 | unknown
    A California father is boiling mad, demanding to know who authorized 12-year-old children to walk out of their middle-school classes for an anti-gun protest last week. The father, identified as John Gunn, videotaped his confrontation with Anacapa Middle School Principal Barbara Boggio, with the Ventura Unified School District in Ventura, California. He posted the video on Facebook after young kids left class last Wednesday for the National School Walkout. Gunn said the school never told him that the students would be allowed to leave class. “I want to know who authorized these kids to go out and leave the class...
  • POLL...Should All Oregon Schools be Gun Free Zones

    03/22/2018 8:36:01 PM PDT · by goodnesswins · 40 replies
    Keizer Times, ^ | 3/22/18 | Keizer Times
    A newspaper in Oregon is running this poll...
  • Student Planning Abortion Protest After School Shooting Walkout

    03/21/2018 5:39:27 PM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 18 replies
    CBS Sacramento ^ | March 20, 2018 | Lemor Abrams
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Last week they protested gun violence. This week, Rocklin High School students are using social media to organize a pro-life walkout using the hashtag #life. “To honor all the lives of aborted babies pretty much. All the millions of aborted babies every year,” said organizer Brandon Gillespie. He says his history teacher inspired the idea. As thousands of students across the country walked out of class demanding strict gun laws, in honor of the Parkland shooting victims, Benzel was placed on paid administrative leave when she asked students to consider whether there’s a double standard in the...
  • Leaked Audio Reveals Broward Co. Teachers Planning to Illegally Storm the White House

    03/22/2018 6:54:30 AM PDT · by savedbygrace · 80 replies ^ | March 21, 2018 | Laura Loomer
    A meeting between Parkland students and anti-gun activists mobilizing for the highly anticipated March For Our Lives event in Washington, D.C. this weekend was captured on hidden audio Tuesday evening in Broward County, Florida and provided exclusively to DANGEROUS. The meeting, which was described as a non-partisan briefing for students, parents, and staff members from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School who are attending the #MarchForOurLives, was quickly exposed as being hijacked by Democratic Party top brass and fraught with extreme anti-conservative bias, misappropriation of school resources, and heavy-handed coaching for students when dealing with the media. Held at the Marriott...
  • City of Richmond School Safety Resolution: Ban ‘Large-Capacity Ammunition Cartridges’

    03/20/2018 6:35:06 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 72 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/19/18 | Awr Hawkins
    A proposed City of Richmond School Safety resolution asks Congress to ban “large-capacity ammunition cartridges.” The proposed resolution also calls on Congress to “ban the manufacture, sale, purchase, possession, and use of assault weapons.” It also asks to implement “universal background checks.” Such checks would require a background check for a private sale just like the background check currently required for a retail purchase. Ironically, almost every high-profile firearm-based attacker acquires his or her gun via background checks at retail sales, so such an expansion would do nothing to prevent future attacks. To date, attackers that do not acquire firearms...
  • SAF Hotline to Report Violations of First and Second Amendment at Schools

    03/22/2018 2:25:43 AM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 22March, 2018 | Dean Weingarten,SAF
    There have been numerous reports of students being bullied, pushed to participate in anti-Second Amendment protests they did not believe in, and of being punished for speaking out.  The Second Amendment Foundation today announced a project to help students who have been harassed, intimidated or bullied for resisting peer pressure to join the wave of protests against guns and the right to keep and bear arms. "A student's First Amendment rights should not be violated because they support the Second Amendment," said SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan M. Gottlieb. "There have been several reports over the past...
  • Obama directive easing school discipline for minority students fueling classroom chaos

    03/21/2018 5:32:12 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 31 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 21, 2018 | Valerie Richardson
    The Trump administration is being accused of racism for targeting an Obama-era directive compelling schools to ease up on discipline for minority students — even though the policy has made life more difficult for kids, including minorities, stuck in increasingly unruly classrooms. Ask Virginia Walden Ford, who runs a church-based after-school snack program in Little Rock. She was recently surprised when a young, fearful black girl turned up before the end of the school day and admitted she had skipped class. Why? She had been involved in a fight the day before with another girl, but the school had refused...
  • My Daughter Brought This Home From School. Seems Like Unusual To Ask A 1st Grader

    03/20/2018 4:51:19 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 78 replies
    Twitter ^ | 03/19/18 | Finn McCool
    So my daughter brought this home from school. Seems like unusual questions to ask a 1st grader, especially the third question. Would they have asked the same questions while Obama was President?  My daughter knows who Trump is but we don’t talk politics with her because she’s 6. She’s being taught about honesty, respect, kindness, responsibility and hard work. Politics have no place at her age. Of course if she has questions I answer in terms & words she understands.  To ask these questions seems like indoctrination or propaganda research to me. How would a 6 year old form an...
  • New Fake News Bill Would Steer Taxpayer-Funded Business to Non-Profit

    03/20/2018 10:45:56 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/20/18 | Katy Grimes
    Common Sense Kids Action California politicians at all levels of government are helping fund a sort-of shadow government of dubious non-profit organizations, which are often tied to said politicians or family members. An example of this is Sen. Hannah Beth Jackson’s “Senate Bill 947. Rather than teaching California’s students critical thinking skills, California Senator Hannah Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) wants California’s schools to teach kids how to spot “fake news.” On Jackson’s website she offers her definition of “fake news,” which is right in line with some of the country’s biggest “fake news” proliferators, MSNBC, CNN and Hillary Clinton:
  • David Goldman: China ‘Graduating Twice as Many Doctorates in STEM Fields than We Are’

    03/20/2018 5:30:55 AM PDT · by C19fan · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 19, 2018 | Robert Kraychik
    David P. Goldman, economist, author, and Asia Times columnist whose pen name is “Spengler,” talked to Breitbart News Tonight co-hosts Rebecca Mansour and Joel Pollak Thursday, warning of threats to America’s global position via China’s ascendance in science and technology. Goldman described China’s One Belt One Road project as placing the one-party state at the center of an increasingly prosperous economic region that is becoming more unified through digital and physical means. China’s increasing centrality to emerging Asian economies, he continued, may facilitate its rise to global economic preeminence.
  • New bill would add special tax to California gun sales to fund school initiative

    03/19/2018 11:16:52 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 16 replies ^ | 03/19/18 | Chris Eger
    (Assemblymember Jim Cooper wants to toss more taxes on gun and ammo buyers in California to help pay for school safety programs.) A California lawmaker intends to gut and amend a bill on agriculture to apply an additional tax on firearms and ammunition to fund school programs. The measure, AB 2497, was introduced last month as a minor tweak to California’s Agriculture Day but moving forward will morph into a proposal that would provide counselors and armed officers to schools. The funding for the initiative would come from an as yet to be determined tax rate on gun and...
  • To Students: A Lesson on the Modern Left

    03/19/2018 7:04:28 AM PDT · by rktman · 8 replies ^ | 3/19/2018 | Trevor Thomas
    As about 100 of the 1,700-plus students at my high school walked out in protest on March 14 (for a moment, I thought it was merely an overzealous Pi Day party), I mentioned to a colleague that the whole episode was little more than a ploy to elect more Democrats. I found out a short while later that others thought exactly the same. As most of us watching well knew, several reports have revealed that the student walkouts across the U.S. last Wednesday were far from "organic." Sadly, liberal organizations across the U.S. have seized on the wicked act that...
  • Student Assaulted for Pro-Second Amendment Views, Then Suspended for Defending Himself

    03/19/2018 9:39:19 AM PDT · by rktman · 23 replies ^ | 3/18/2018 | Matt Margolis
    PJ Media previously reported on the story of a 17-year-old high school student from Farmington, Conn., who was originally blocked from participating in a school assembly on March 14 where she had planned to present her conservative and pro-Second Amendment views. Thanks to the attention her story received, the student, Ashley Dummit, was eventually able to participate, and gave a speech at the assembly in defense of Second Amendment rights. In fact, she ended up being the only speaker at the assembly. Unfortunately, not all incidents involving pro-Second Amendment students have ended so well. Another high school student, 17-year-old Christian...
  • A Kindergarten Gun Control Walkout? C’mon, Man…

    03/19/2018 8:45:08 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 20 replies
    hotair ^ | March 18, 2018 | JAZZ SHAW
    The March for Our Lives school walkouts this week certainly garnered plenty of media attention. Of course, the students who favor strict gun control laws received far more media love than the ones who support the Second Amendment and hardening schools as potential targets, but that’s really just another day that ends in a “Y” for most of the media. One of the walkouts, however, missed out on the attention it might have merited. It took place at Harbor Elementary School in New London, Connecticut. If the phrase “elementary school” already caught your attention you’re on the right track. To...
  • Los Gatos: Teacher defends lowering student’s grade after school walkout

    03/19/2018 6:09:47 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 24 replies
    San Jose Mercury ^ | March 19, 2018 | Joseph Geha
    Saying he was defending the Constitution, a Los Gatos teacher on Sunday stood firmly behind his decision to give a student a failing grade on a quiz after she left class to join a walkout aimed at bringing attention to gun violence last week.

    03/19/2018 8:38:24 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 18 replies
    powerline ^ | MARCH 18, 2018 | JOHN HINDERAKER
    In 2014, the Obama administration promulgated a “guidance” to America’s public schools that threatened federal investigations and litigation against schools where black students are disciplined (e.g., by suspension) more often, on a pro rata basis, than white students, on the ground that such numerical discrepancy is evidence of discrimination. Many schools responded by adopting discipline quotas, which meant in practice that after a certain number of students of a particular race had been suspended, teachers and administrators were helpless to enforce any kind of discipline in classrooms. The Obama administration is gone, thankfully, but its “guidance” has not been revoked....
  • Custodian takes advantage of National School Walkout and steals $180 from students' book bags

    03/18/2018 10:17:51 AM PDT · by Libloather · 50 replies
    CNN ^ | 3/16/18 | Mercedes Leguizamon, Tina Burnside
    (CNN) - While students in a South Carolina school participated in the National School Walkout this week, a custodian helped herself to their cash, police said. The incident occurred at Richland Northeast High School on Wednesday. Aisha Evans, a custodian at the school, went into a classroom while students were outside and rummaged through three book bags, the Richland County Sheriff's Department said. In all, Evans stole $180, the department said.
  • Going to the Gun Range With Family Got These Students Suspended From School

    03/17/2018 8:36:03 AM PDT · by rktman · 80 replies ^ | 3/17/2018 | Katie Pavlichq
    ere's an outrageous story to end the week. A pair of students in New Jersey were reportedly suspended, one for an entire school week, after officials saw they went to the gun range with family and posted a photo of the outing on social media. From A New Jersey school district that allegedly suspended two high school students this week over a gun photo taken during a family visit to a private shooting range is facing community backlash and the threat of a lawsuit over district policies. The photo of four rifles, ammunition clips and a gun duffel bag...
  • Students asked if St. Pat's 'drinking holiday' is 'cultural appropriation' - reactions are priceless

    03/17/2018 2:06:43 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 28 replies
    The Blaze ^ | March 16, 2018 | Sarah Taylor
    Here are the best responses to Phillips' question, "Do you think that is committing cultural appropriation?": "Uh ... what?" "I guess it could be perceived as that." "I don't like when people do it to my culture, so, it's just kind of, like, how can I say I don’t like people who do it to my culture and then do it to someone else's?" "Uh ... hm. I honestly don't know." "I honestly have never even thought about it." "That's, like, a really touchy subject. I don't like, to, like, make an assumption about that when I'm not Irish." "Honestly,...