NEW PRAGUE, Minn. – On Wednesday during the National School Walkout, a Minnesota student was singled-out and removed by his principal for holding a pro-Second Amendment sign.
As students all over the country participated in the National School Walkout, pro-Second Amendment students found themselves in a difficult situation. While wanting to show support for the victims of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, many students did not want to be associated with gun control advocacy. Some of those students chose to join the walkout in support of the victims while holding signs showing their support for the Second Amendment.
One student at New Prague High School joined the walkout while holding a sign that said, “Guns Don’t Kill People, People Kill People.” The student was then singled-out and removed by the principal for his sign.
Kenny MacDonald, another student at New Prague High School, shared the now-viral video on Facebook of the incident, saying the student was peacefully participating in the walkout when the principal approached him. According to the post, the student was then escorted off the property and was threatened with arrest:
Kids at our school today walked out, in honor of the 17 students killed in Florida. Students held signs that said, “Arm our teachers” they had two signs. A student walked out without saying a word peacefully put up his sign which said “guns don’t kill people, people kill people” he was escorted off the property by our principal and threatened to be put into a police car. This violates the first amendment and makes me sick that they can do whatever they want.
At the time of publishing, the video had over 2.4 million views on Facebook and had been shared 117,000 times. The video has thousands of comments from people expressing disgust over the principal’s actions with many calling the incident a violation of the First Amendment.
Watch the video below: