Students walk out when memorial turns into anti-gun rally

The Colorado kids wanted to honor and pay tribute to their classmate Kendrick Castillo.

The adults wanted to rail against guns.

 

This is repugnant.

And the kids walked out.

Here's the local Channel 9 News report:

 

From the Denver Post:

The protest, in the form of a walkout with chants, happened after Sen. Michael Bennet, a Democratic presidential hopeful, and Congressman Jason Crow, spoke to the crowd.
Students, several hundred strong, chanted “Mental health” and complained about the media in derogatory terms.
The protest derailed the organized vigil, although students eventually went back into the gym and spoke as part of an open-microphone gathering, where they continued to vent. The event ended at about 9 p.m.

The last two school shootings ended when the intended victims confronted the attackers.

Like Riley Howell at UNC-Charlotte, Castillo and two other classmates reportedly charged the shooter and disarmed him.

These kids are too young to remember what happened on 9/11. But I am reminded of United Flight 93 - where the passengers stormed the hijackers rather than let them use the plane as another missile to attack fellow Americans.

The kind of attacks we saw on 9/11 can likely never be replicated, because the passengers won't allow it.

Recognizing what the shooter intended, these kids wouldn't allow it.

And maybe... just maybe... knowing victims will fight will dissuade the cowards who plan these attacks.

Pete's Prep: Thursday, May 9, 2019

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