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Parkland Student Kyle Kashuv Says He Was 'Aggressively' Questioned by School Security Officers After Trip to Gun Range

A pro-Second Amendment Parkland high school student says school security officers and a Broward County officer aggressively questioned him at school Monday about tweets he posted over the weekend regarding his trip to a gun range. Kyle Kashuv, a high school junior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, told The Daily Wire that the officers were ” incredibly condescending and rude” — like they were trying to “intimidate” him.

The sixteen-year-old has risen to prominence as a pro-Second Amendment counterweight to the pro-gun control Parkland student activists. Last month, Kashuv went on a whirlwind trip to Washington, D.C., where he met with lawmakers on Capitol Hill and visited President Trump at the White House.  He has also made several appearances on Fox News and has had the opportunity to meet Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.

Kashuv visited a gun range with his father on Friday to learn how to shoot a gun. As it was his first visit to a gun range,  he proudly posted several photos on Twitter, including photos and videos of him shooting an AR-15.

Most commenters on Twitter were supportive of Kashuv’s trip to the gun range, but a few liberals chastised him for being insensitive and triggering his classmates at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

Kashuv told The Daily Wire that when he returned to school on Monday, his principal “informed him that other students had been upset by his posts, but that he hadn’t done anything wrong.” By mid-morning, things took a turn for the worse.

“Near the end of third period, my teacher got a call from the office saying I need to go down and see a Mr. Greenleaf…it turned out that he was an armed school resource officer,” Kashuv said.  “I went down and found him, and he escorted me to his office. Then a second security officer walked in and sat behind me. Both began questioning me intensely.”

He added: “First, they began berating my tweet, although neither of them had read it; then they began aggressively asking questions about who I went to the range with, whose gun we used, about my father, etc. They were incredibly condescending and rude.”

Then a third officer from the Broward County Sheriff’s Office walked in, and began asking me the same questions again. At that point, I asked whether I could record the interview. They said no. I asked if I had done anything wrong. Again, they answered no. I asked why I was there. One said, “Don’t get snappy with me, do you not remember what happened here a few months ago?”

They continued to question me aggressively, though they could cite nothing I had done wrong. They kept calling me “the pro-Second Amendment kid.” I was shocked and honestly, scared. It definitely felt like they were attempting to intimidate me.

I was treated like a criminal for no reason other than having gone to the gun range and posted on social media about it.

Keep in mind that shooter Nikolas Cruz made actual threats toward people, was disciplined at school at least five times before he was expelled, and was the subject of dozens of 911 calls and at least two tips to the FBI. He was practically walking around with a neon sign flashing “FUTURE SCHOOL SHOOTER” and the Broward County Sheriff’s Office missed it.

All Kyle Kashuv did was go to the gun range with his dad to learn how to properly handle a gun and he got the third degree from these hapless Keystone Cops. If they are really that unable to discern the difference between a serious threat to the community and a responsible, well-adjusted teen exercising his constitutional rights, they are probably in the wrong line of work.