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Hilliard Student Suspended For Refusing To Leave Classroom During Walkout

 

By Shannon Gilchrist

The Columbus Dispatch

Updated at 12:05 PM

 

Excerpt:

 

Scott Shoemaker was flooded with messages of support, death threats and offers from attorneys because of a viral internet post claiming his son was suspended for refusing to join a national walkout March 14 to protest gun violence in schools.

 

A photo of a Hilliard City Schools suspension slip made its away around Twitter and Facebook – along with Shoemaker’s name and phone number.

 

The now-viral story is false, district leaders said. Shoemaker says that the story is partially true, but not in the way the sharers are trying to spin it.

 

“There are a lot of groups out there that are using this to push an agenda, and I don’t appreciate that,” said Shoemaker, whose son Jacob, a Hilliard Davidson High School senior, was suspended.

 

On Twitter, users are sending around the photo with such hashtags as #GunControlNever, #Indoctrination, #LiberalismIsAMentalDisorder. One retweeter said, “George Orwell’s 1984 dystopian society ruled by government.” Another commented, “Penalized for not falling in line with Marxist social engineering?”

 

Jacob Shoemaker said he felt as though he would be making a political statement about guns by walking out, his father said, but he also would be making one if he stayed in and allowed himself to be sent to wherever the nonprotesters were being rounded up in the building.

 

Being “middle of the road” politically, he didn’t want to make either statement, Shoemaker said.

 

Jacob told his father March 13 that he felt like other students and, to some extent, school officials were pressuring him. Each side was judging the other.

 

“The biggest problem, Dad, is that there shouldn’t be politics in the classroom. ... I may just sit in my seat. As far as I’m concerned, that’s the least intrusive of the choices I’ve been given,” Jacob said, according to his father.

 

The boy also told him that he was far from the only student who felt that way.

 

Shoemaker told his son that he supported whatever decision he made, but he should know there might be consequences.

 

So Jacob stayed in his seat. About an hour after his lone act of civil disobedience, he was handed the out-of-school suspension for March 15.

 

“He stayed in the classroom, where he was supposed to be in the first place,” Shoemaker said. “It’s kind of ironic.”

 

The slip in the photograph says, “Student refused to follow instructions after being warned repeatedly by several administrators. Student not permitted on school property 24 hours.”

 

Raterman was prohibited by federal student privacy laws from saying whether Jacob was punished for anything or what that offense would be. She did confirm that the suspension slip in the photo is a real one.

 

“I can say that our students were given two options: one, attend the gathering or two, have a study hall,” Raterman said in an email. “We are responsible for the safety of our students; we can’t allow students to be unsupervised. The study hall was our way of making sure our students were safe and supervised.

 

“In any situation,” she continued, “we would explain to a student the choices, and explain what the consequences would be if they chose a different option. We would never blindside a student with a suspension without having a purposeful conversation ahead of time.”

 

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Severian

Off to the gulag with him for his counterrevolutionary thought crime!!!!

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Hilliard Student Suspended For Refusing To Leave Classroom During Walkout

 

By Shannon Gilchrist

The Columbus Dispatch

Updated at 12:05 PM

 

Excerpt:

 

Scott Shoemaker was flooded with messages of support, death threats and offers from attorneys because of a viral internet post claiming his son was suspended for refusing to join a national walkout March 14 to protest gun violence in schools.

 

A photo of a Hilliard City Schools suspension slip made its away around Twitter and Facebook – along with Shoemaker’s name and phone number.

 

The now-viral story is false, district leaders said. Shoemaker says that the story is partially true, but not in the way the sharers are trying to spin it.

 

“There are a lot of groups out there that are using this to push an agenda, and I don’t appreciate that,” said Shoemaker, whose son Jacob, a Hilliard Davidson High School senior, was suspended.

 

On Twitter, users are sending around the photo with such hashtags as #GunControlNever, #Indoctrination, #LiberalismIsAMentalDisorder. One retweeter said, “George Orwell’s 1984 dystopian society ruled by government.” Another commented, “Penalized for not falling in line with Marxist social engineering?”

 

Jacob Shoemaker said he felt as though he would be making a political statement about guns by walking out, his father said, but he also would be making one if he stayed in and allowed himself to be sent to wherever the nonprotesters were being rounded up in the building.

 

Being “middle of the road” politically, he didn’t want to make either statement, Shoemaker said.

 

Jacob told his father March 13 that he felt like other students and, to some extent, school officials were pressuring him. Each side was judging the other.

 

“The biggest problem, Dad, is that there shouldn’t be politics in the classroom. ... I may just sit in my seat. As far as I’m concerned, that’s the least intrusive of the choices I’ve been given,” Jacob said, according to his father.

 

The boy also told him that he was far from the only student who felt that way.

 

Shoemaker told his son that he supported whatever decision he made, but he should know there might be consequences.

 

So Jacob stayed in his seat. About an hour after his lone act of civil disobedience, he was handed the out-of-school suspension for March 15.

 

“He stayed in the classroom, where he was supposed to be in the first place,” Shoemaker said. “It’s kind of ironic.”

 

The slip in the photograph says, “Student refused to follow instructions after being warned repeatedly by several administrators. Student not permitted on school property 24 hours.”

 

Raterman was prohibited by federal student privacy laws from saying whether Jacob was punished for anything or what that offense would be. She did confirm that the suspension slip in the photo is a real one.

 

“I can say that our students were given two options: one, attend the gathering or two, have a study hall,” Raterman said in an email. “We are responsible for the safety of our students; we can’t allow students to be unsupervised. The study hall was our way of making sure our students were safe and supervised.

 

“In any situation,” she continued, “we would explain to a student the choices, and explain what the consequences would be if they chose a different option. We would never blindside a student with a suspension without having a purposeful conversation ahead of time.”

 

*snip*

 

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Kind of strange that encouraging the students to stay in class and learn never crossed their minds as an option....

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Wag-a-Muffin (D)

All sides of the gun question lie to bolster their side. (I wish those I agree with wouldn't, but they do.)

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All sides of the gun question lie to bolster their side. (I wish those I agree with wouldn't, but they do.)

 

Yes, some pro gun folks do true enough. BUT, the portion of those types is much much smaller then the anti gun side.

Then again ignorance and stupidity reign supreme with many in the anti gun circles.

 

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Yet none of us realize that this walk out is really an unconstitutional act. It denies the Free Speech of students. These actions were nothing more than a public protest brought on by the anti-gun lobby. The schools really opened themselves up here. Next year every conservative group starting with right to life should demand a walk out in the schools. When the schools deny it on political grounds they will be hammered with law suits.

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Yet none of us realize that this walk out is really an unconstitutional act. It denies the Free Speech of students. These actions were nothing more than a public protest brought on by the anti-gun lobby. The schools really opened themselves up here. Next year every conservative group starting with right to life should demand a walk out in the schools. When the schools deny it on political grounds they will be hammered with law suits.

I read somewhere that a teacher in California has been suspended for positing that very scenario. Her "crime" was voicing it to her students.

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Yet none of us realize that this walk out is really an unconstitutional act. It denies the Free Speech of students. These actions were nothing more than a public protest brought on by the anti-gun lobby. The schools really opened themselves up here. Next year every conservative group starting with right to life should demand a walk out in the schools. When the schools deny it on political grounds they will be hammered with law suits.

 

 

Teacher Suspended After Wondering If Students Would Be Able To Walk Out in Protest of Abortion

March 15, 2018/ Tea Party Conservative/Politics

 

A teacher at Rocklin High School in California has been placed on paid administrative leave after having an in-classroom debate over the national school walkout.

 

They key word in that sentence is ‘debate’ and may have been what led to the teacher’s suspension.

 

Julianne Benzel, a history instructor at the school, wasn’t content with simply toeing the line on the anti-gun walkouts that took place yesterday. Instead, she opened the floor up to a discussion.

 

Without indicating which side of the protest debate her own views landed, Benzel steered the discussion in a manner that questioned whether or not the school would be open to a similar protest against abortion.

 

Therein lies the problem. As long as you’re following the feeding frenzy of anti-gun nuts, then protesting is OK in our schools. But bring up something like abortion to protest – you know, an act that actually does kill kids on a daily basis – then you need to be silenced.

 

And Benzel was silenced.

 

Benzel said she never discouraged her class from taking part in the walkout, but did question whether or not the school should allow it for all different types of protest as well.

 

“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.

 

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The local news station CBS13 in Sacramento censored its reporting. Their story doesn't mention that Ms. Benzel used abortion as a reason for a student walkout. Because "Kalifornia Values".

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Teacher Suspended After Wondering If Students Would Be Able To Walk Out in Protest of Abortion

March 15, 2018/ Tea Party Conservative/Politics

 

A teacher at Rocklin High School in California has been placed on paid administrative leave after having an in-classroom debate over the national school walkout.

 

They key word in that sentence is ‘debate’ and may have been what led to the teacher’s suspension.

 

Julianne Benzel, a history instructor at the school, wasn’t content with simply toeing the line on the anti-gun walkouts that took place yesterday. Instead, she opened the floor up to a discussion.

 

Without indicating which side of the protest debate her own views landed, Benzel steered the discussion in a manner that questioned whether or not the school would be open to a similar protest against abortion.

 

Therein lies the problem. As long as you’re following the feeding frenzy of anti-gun nuts, then protesting is OK in our schools. But bring up something like abortion to protest – you know, an act that actually does kill kids on a daily basis – then you need to be silenced.

 

And Benzel was silenced.

 

Benzel said she never discouraged her class from taking part in the walkout, but did question whether or not the school should allow it for all different types of protest as well.

 

“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.

 

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The local news station CBS13 in Sacramento censored its reporting. Their story doesn't mention that Ms. Benzel used abortion as a reason for a student walkout. Because "Kalifornia Values".

Yes, that's the one.

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MontyPython

In South Carolina a school is ‘reprimanding’ hundreds of students for the walk out.

http://www.wsoctv.com/news/south-carolina/the-latest-greenville-schools-to-cite-about-500-for-walkout/715966352

 

Good. Now if only more would follow suit.

 

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Yet none of us realize that this walk out is really an unconstitutional act. It denies the Free Speech of students. These actions were nothing more than a public protest brought on by the anti-gun lobby. The schools really opened themselves up here. Next year every conservative group starting with right to life should demand a walk out in the schools. When the schools deny it on political grounds they will be hammered with law suits.

It is virtue signaling, brought to you by Facebook. Remember the oil pipeline protests in North Dakota? They don't. But at least the chief got paid...

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Kind of strange that encouraging the students to stay in class and learn never crossed their minds as an option....

 

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I read somewhere that a teacher in California has been suspended for positing that very scenario. Her "crime" was voicing it to her students.

 

As the student in the article posted said:

 

“The biggest problem, Dad, is that there shouldn’t be politics in the classroom. ... I may just sit in my seat. As far as I’m concerned, that’s the least intrusive of the choices I’ve been given,” Jacob said, according to his father.

 

It's the fact that the overlords in schools are pushing their own agendas on the students and the students who don't want to be involved in someone else's agenda get the shidt end of the stick.

 

I also find it curious that the spin of the article posted is that it's the people who believe in gun ownership and protecting the 2nd are the ones guilty of using his son's suspension as fodder for their point of view.

 

It seems that his son is less politically motivated than the father is, because he clearly has a side according to the tone of the article.

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LongKnife

All sides of the gun question lie to bolster their side. (I wish those I agree with wouldn't, but they do.)

Sometimes fire is best fought with fire. And that is the truth.

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I read somewhere that a teacher in California has been suspended for positing that very scenario. Her "crime" was voicing it to her students.

 

You can't impose a religious practice upon people because it may offend them, bus socialists feel they have a right to impose a political activity upon people because they feel it is a "good cause". This is going to get ugly. They used these kids as human shields for their dirty work.

 

Teacher Suspended After Wondering If Students Would Be Able To Walk Out in Protest of Abortion

March 15, 2018/ Tea Party Conservative/Politics

 

A teacher at Rocklin High School in California has been placed on paid administrative leave after having an in-classroom debate over the national school walkout.

 

They key word in that sentence is 'debate' and may have been what led to the teacher's suspension.

 

Julianne Benzel, a history instructor at the school, wasn't content with simply toeing the line on the anti-gun walkouts that took place yesterday. Instead, she opened the floor up to a discussion.

 

Without indicating which side of the protest debate her own views landed, Benzel steered the discussion in a manner that questioned whether or not the school would be open to a similar protest against abortion.

 

Therein lies the problem. As long as you're following the feeding frenzy of anti-gun nuts, then protesting is OK in our schools. But bring up something like abortion to protest – you know, an act that actually does kill kids on a daily basis – then you need to be silenced.

 

And Benzel was silenced.

 

Benzel said she never discouraged her class from taking part in the walkout, but did question whether or not the school should allow it for all different types of protest as well.

 

"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.

 

Link

 


 

The local news station CBS13 in Sacramento censored its reporting. Their story doesn't mention that Ms. Benzel used abortion as a reason for a student walkout. Because "Kalifornia Values".

 

Lets see the ACLU defend this woman.

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MADGestic

A walkout is arguably disruptive to the educational environment and therefore infringes on the rights of other students. I think a "Day of Silence" would have been a better albeit less confrontational approach.

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Severian

A walkout is arguably disruptive to the educational environment and therefore infringes on the rights of other students. I think a "Day of Silence" would have been a better albeit less confrontational approach.

How about a day without cell phones, Twitter, or Facebook?

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scotsman

Its a madhouse!

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MADGestic

How about a day without cell phones, Twitter, or Facebook?

 

If they can make a noticeable protest out of that, then go for it.

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