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“Tolerance” Personified By Parkland Teacher.

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Teach Greg Pittman

After the horrific shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland Florida, many of the students took to protests and public appearances to decry the 2nd Amendment and people’s rights of self defense.

Kyle Kashuv was not one of those students.

Kashuv went the other direction and defended the 2nd Amendment, the Constitution, people’s rights, etc., and made the claim that the problem was not guns, but the people shooting them. His stance brought him some notoriety and some criticism, but the young man has not wavered on his beliefs.

Last weekend, Kashuv, who had never fired a weapon, was invited to a gun range with his father. Kashuv took a picture of the day and tweeted about it:

It was great learning about our inalienable right of #2A and how to properly use a gun. This was my first time ever touching a gun and it made me appreciate the #Constitution even more. My instructor was very informative; I learnt a lot. #2A is important and we need 2 preserve 2A pic.twitter.com/4rcOZbpl88
— Kyle Kashuv (@KyleKashuv) April 21, 2018

Returning to school Kashuv was detained and interrogated by the school’s security officer and then the Broward County Sheriff’s Department.

I can now check off being wrongfully questioned by law enforcement off my bucket list,” tweeted Kashuv, a junior, adding “school will be interesting for the remainder of my tenure at MSD. I am not looking forward to it.”

On Tuesday, Kashuv told Fox News host Tucker Carlson that the meeting with officials was an interrogation.

“It was a clear attempt to intimidate me, and they used very, very, very harsh intimidation tactics,” Kashuv said.

After first being questioned by a school security officer, a Broward County deputy entered the room and sat behind the teen, Kashuv said. The deputy began asking Kashuv who the rifle belonged to and who he went shooting with. Kashuv said he asked if he could record the interview and was told he couldn’t. The teen said he felt like the deputy was trying to get him to incriminate his father.

The Broward County School District got involved after hearing safety concerns from some parents and students, district spokeswoman Nadine Drew said.

“District staff and school administrators looked into this matter and following a review, determined the tweet messages to be non-threatening,” Drew said in a statement. “In addition, school administrators did talk with the student.”

Given the circumstances, we can somewhat see asking Kushuv about the tweet. (Asking, yes. Interrogating, no.) Locking the young man in a room with officers, not allowing him to legally record the interview, leave or contact his parents are all problems that hopefully will be addressed because the school and the Deputy Sheriffs were wrong in their treatment of Kushuv.

History teacher Greg Pittman decided to chime in on the interrogation:

“After a mass shooting at a school, you don’t have to be the sharpest tack in the box to understand when another student posts a photo of an assault weapon why school security personnel and police might ask questions,” tweeted Pittman, who said he owns two guns but no assault rifles.

In another tweet, he said, “Do you have any idea what it is like for kids to go back or teachers in those classes? Kyle only did it for attention. Very very bad idea to do. Poor taste is being kind.’’

Kashuv responded, “Greg, it’s not in poor taste to learn how to defend myself to ensure I’m not the next victim. I want others to do the same. We saw that the actual first responder to an active shooter is the potential victim(s). The fact that you’re too ignorant to see that is telling.”

Kashuv said the gun debate has become so prominent since the Valentine’s Day massacre that killed 17 that he “felt it was important to learn about the physical mechanics of it,” Kashuv said in a text to The Associated Press. “I made sure to post about it because I wanted to show people it’s people that are the issue, not guns.”

Kashuv is clearly having Pittman for lunch in this “discussion / debate.”

Pittman even made a reference to Kashuv’s intelligence:

The school administration found out about the Pittman tweets and told him to shut it down. (We somewhat wished they hadn’t because Pittman was showing what type of person he truly is.)

With Twitter supposedly shut off, Pittman took another course of action – attacking Kashuv in Pittman’s class which Kashuv does not take.

Kashuv tweeted:

So… I just got a call from a friend of mine from @GregPittman1957‘s class and he apparently compared me to Hitler in class and said I am a piece of crap. The rant was about 10-minutes during class time and how he was right and I was wrong with my comments…
— Kyle Kashuv (@KyleKashuv) April 25, 2018

and that the school said he can’t Tweet at me anymore, yet… he did. Oh well. Guess he is a vile moron.
— Kyle Kashuv (@KyleKashuv) April 25, 2018

For a teacher to compare a law abiding student to Hitler is way over the line, in our opinion. No intelligent person charged with leading people and educating them would ever make that such a claim, right? The friend’s story has to be a hoax, right?

Nope.

A second member of Pittman’s class has now told The Daily Wire:

I was in class on April 25th with Gregory Pittman and near the end of class the discussion led to Kyle Kashuv’s tweet about going to the gun range. Pittman expressed that he could not speak badly about Kyle because he was specifically told by administration not to. Pittman began talking about what an ass Kyle was and called him “the next Hitler” and said that he was “dangerous” and something needed to be done about him.

This “educator” called a teen “the next Hitler,” an “ass,” and makes a threat against him?

The school administration has not commented on the incident, but the Broward County School District has:

In a statement to The Daily Wire, Broward County Public Schools official Nadine Drew wrote:

School leaders take all matters involving students and staff seriously. They are aware of the allegations and are looking into the matter.

The real question will be “what will happen to Pittman if the allegations are found to be true?”

In the private sector in a right to work state like Florida, this would be a no brainer. Pittman would be fired on the spot for disparaging a customer (student) and threatening him. Yet this is a public school with unions and all that. The union will protect him and we are betting that nothing very much will happen to Pittman.

We hope we are wrong.

He should be terminated. Immediately.



2 Responses to ““Tolerance” Personified By Parkland Teacher.”

  1. Oldav8r says:

    This infantile clown needs to spend some time with adults. He’s acting like a middle-schooler.

    • AAfterwit says:

      Oldav8r,

      Uh…no.

      The middle schoolers I know are more mature and more considerate than Pittman. It is wrong to lump them with him. 😉

      Thanks for the comment!

      A. Afterwit.

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