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Anti-Gun Control Parkland Survivor Questioned by School After Visit to Gun Range with His Father

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Kyle Kashuv, a student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School who survived the massacre that took place on February 14th, went to a gun range with his father on Friday to learn how to handle a firearm. He posted several videos from the trip and, soon after, Kashuv was contacted by the principal.

“My dad was there and I shot with an AR-15,” said Kashuv, according to a report by the Daily Wire. “After, I posted a few pictures and videos.”

Multiple students from the Parkland high school called Kashuv out for going to the gun range. The principal also spoke with him, saying that his posts upset other students.

Later in the day, Kashuv was called to speak with the “armed school resource officer.”

According to Kashuv, “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,” he continued, “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,” said Kashuv. “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,” Kashuv added. “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.”

Many on social media called the actions of the school and Broward County Sheriff’s Office into question, referring to the incident as “insane,” “outrageous,” and “unbelievable,” particularly as Kashuv “did nothing wrong” by going to the gun range.