Not everyone was happy about the stunt that was pulled by students all across the country last Wednesday when according to the mainstream media they just decided to walk out of school in order to protest against guns and the second amendment. A protest which came after the Parkland Shooting students which left 17 students dead on Valentine’s Day.
But one father in California was so upset that he showed up at his child’s school to give the principle a much needed “Talking to.”
John Gunn, who is the father of a 12-year-old middle school student then posted the confrontation with Principle Barbara Boggio on Facebook where it has since gone viral. And the video is truly bone-chilling.
‘I want to know who authorized these kids to go out and leave the class when I wasn’t even notified about it,” he said to the school’s principal.
She responded, ‘As our school planned for who and what, we anticipated something…”
Gunn interrupted asking, “6th graders? 6th graders? When do 6th graders make decisions?”
‘When do 12-year-olds make decisions? You’re an adult, you’re the school, you’re supposed to teach my child. You don’t influence my child in any which way. Democrat, liberal, Republican, whatever it is. I want it out of the school system.
So why did my son have to sit in that class — because he didn’t leave — but why wasn’t I notified?’
The principal explained that “if the student chose to leave, that’s their choice.” The father fired back, “What do you mean that’s their choice? They’re 6th graders!”
The father put the pressure on asking, “If this wasn’t a protest and this wasn’t happening, you would let the kid leave?” She responded, “I would make sure they were safe.”
“If this was not a protest yesterday across the country about gun control or whatever it is, you would have let the kids just leave?” he asked.
“We would make sure they are safe, that’s our job,” she explained.
But the father wasn’t having any of it asking again, “I want to know who let them go?”
“I’m going to sue the school district. I already have a lawyer. I wasn’t notified that you were going to allow this.”
“This is from my son, who doesn’t lie, ‘if you want to leave, you can leave.’ You told the teachers ‘if you want to go, you can go.’ Somebody told them that.”
She answered, “I would never make a teacher ever shut the door and keep a student inside the classroom.”
“You’re telling me a 12-year-old can just walk out of the class?” he fired back. “Why can’t you just say, ‘No you can’t go.’ They’re 12-year-olds.”
Gunn made it very clear to the principle that he was not happy with the fact he wasn’t notified of this protest and that 12 years olds don’t just have the “right” to get up from the classroom and leave during school hours. But in what was an unbelievable response, the principal replied she won’t stop students from leaving class if they decide to do so?
What kind of school is this and who are the people who run it? Whoever these people are they should be nowhere near minors. They apparently weren’t taught the fact that that the minor’s parents need to be notified if they are scheduled to leave during school hours, even if it wasn’t 100% confirmed.
Since he wasn’t able to get much out of the principle, later that day Gunn called the superintendent of the school, but he was told they were in a meeting and that human resources would get back to him ASAP. It’s been 4 days since the call and he still hasn’t heard back from the district. IJR, who broked this news also reached out to Principal Boggio for a comment on the story but the only statement she made was, “I won’t be making any comments.” IJR also later tried to contact Dave Creswell, the superintendent, but he did not get back to them for a comment at the time their story published.
More on the walkout via Fox News:
“Thousands of students walked out of classrooms nationwide Wednesday to protest gun violence and call for new gun control measures on the one month anniversary of the Parkland school shooting that left 17 dead and sparked a grassroots wave of activism.
From Maine to Hawaii, students left school to demonstrate against gun violence in what could be the biggest display yet of the student activism that has emerged in response to last month’s massacre at Florida’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
In nearly 3,000 reported protests nationwide, students from the elementary to college level took up the call in a variety of ways. Some took part in roadside rallies to honor shooting victims and protest violence. Others held demonstrations in school gyms or on football fields. In Massachusetts and Georgia and Ohio, students went to the statehouse to lobby for new gun regulations.
The coordinated walkouts were loosely organized by Empower, the youth wing of the Women’s March, which brought hundreds of thousands of demonstrators to Washington, D.C., last year. The group urged students to leave class at 10 a.m. local time for 17 minutes — one minute for each victim in the Florida shooting — and suggested demands for lawmakers, including an assault weapons ban and mandatory background checks for all gun sales.
“Our elected officials must do more than tweet thoughts and prayers in response to this violence,” the group said on its website.”