Students at one school exploit national walkout to tear down U.S. flag, damage police car

Students at one school exploit national walkout to tear down U.S. flag, damage police car
Near riot conditions at Antioch High School in Nashville (Image via Facebook)

Thousands of students across the country took to the streets Wednesday in solidarity with those seeking gun control after the Parkland shooting. As Ben Shapiro of the Daily Wire notes, there was nothing particularly inspiring about this demonstration, which — despite the mainstream media’s giddy reports and bloated praise for the marchers — was “all about posturing. It’s not about change any more than the Women’s March was about change,” Shapiro wrote.

At one school the event was less than nothing. Students at Antioch High School near Nashville, which is 70% minority, went beyond simply marching, the Lexington Herald-Leader reports. Teens from the school tore down a U.S. flag and jumped on a police car.

CBS affiliate WTVF reports that police are working to identify who was responsible, though so far no arrests have been made or citations issued.

Metro Nashville Public Schools’ Public Information Officer Michelle Michaud released the following statement:

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At MNPS, we respect the right of our students to advocate for causes that are important to them. Unfortunately, some students on our Antioch campus today chose to protest in ways that significantly disrupted school operations and threatened the safety and order for other students and staff within our school. Swift action was taken by school security and MNPD to address the situation. No students or staff members were injured during the walkout.

The safety of our students and staff is our top priority. Inappropriate behaviors that threaten school safety will be handled immediately and firmly in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct and MNPD.

We understand that our students may be feeling lots of emotions, including anxiety, fear and even anger about today’s events. We encourage parents to talk to your child(ren) about how they may be feeling, and the importance of expressing themselves in appropriate ways while at school. MNPS also has counselors available and ready to talk to students at any time. We look forward to welcoming students back tomorrow for a great day of teaching and learning.

Interesting that a protest with expressed purpose of making schools safer should end up threatening the safety of students.

Several videos were posted to Facebook, some of which contain foul language, but the video of students tearing down the U.S. flag was posted to YouTube and can be seen below:

Exit question: Does David Hogg approve of this?

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