And now for something worthy of a standing ovation.
A Houston, Texas, school superintendent announced that any student in the Needville Independent School District that decides to walk out of school and participate in one of the upcoming anti-gun demonstrations will be suspended from school for three days.
Curtis Rhodes sent out a warning on Facebook:
There is a "movement" attempting to stage walkouts/disruptions of the school through social media and/or other media outlets. Please be advised that the Needville ISD will not allow a student demonstration during school hours for any type of protest or awareness!! Should students choose to do so, they will be suspended from school for 3 days and face all the consequences that come along with an out of school suspension.
Since the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, student activists, with help from leftist organizations like the Women’s March and the mainstream media, have planned for nationwide school walkouts as a dramatic way to call for stricter gun laws and bans on “assault rifles.” The Left is shamelessly using children to push its anti-gun agenda and some are letting this occur uncontested.
At least one school district in Tallahassee, Florida, has done the exact opposite of Texas and offered its students excused absences for anyone participating in these protests. That’s right — walk out during school hours and suffer zero consequences.
That’s not going to happen under Mr. Rhodes’ watch:
Life is all about choices and every choice has a consequence whether it be positive or negative. We will discipline no matter if it is one, fifty, or five hundred students involved. All will be suspended for 3 days and parent notes will not alleviate the discipline. A school is a place to learn and grow educationally, emotionally and morally. A disruption of the school will not be tolerated. Respect yourself, your fellow students and the Needville Independent School District and please understand that we are here for an education and not a political protest.
Rhodes has faced criticism that he is infringing on the right to free speech, but it sounds like he is being an adult and doing his job of educating students, not coddling their every whim.
Keep up the good work!
H/T Washington Times