A Minnesota student holding a “Guns don’t kill people, people kill people” sign was allegedly escorted off school property by the institution’s principal and threatened with arrest.
According to Kenny MacDonald, who uploaded a video of the incident, the unnamed New Prague High School student “walked out without saying a word peacefully put up his sign,” after which school principal Lonnie Seifert confronted him and allegedly threatened to have him “put into a police car.”
MacDonald wrote in the post that students walked out on Thursday, March 15, in solidarity with victims of the Florida shooting, and displayed signs containing different messages.
‘Students held signs that said, “Arm our teachers” they had two signs,’ MacDonald wrote.
The student who was escorted allegedly held up a sign that said, “Guns don’t kill people, people kill people.”
MacDonald said he posted the video to publicize the incident which, he said, “violates the first amendment and makes me sick.”
According to the Jordan Independent, Superintendent Tim Dittberner said an investigation has been launched into the incident and a related statement will be released.
Here’s the post in full:
Kids at our school today walked out, in honor of the 17 students killed in Florida. Students held signs that said, “Arm our teachers” they had two signs. A student walked out without saying a word peacefully put up his sign which said “guns don’t kill people, people kill people” he was escorted off the property by our principal and threatened to be put into a police car. This violates the first amendment and makes me sick that they can do whatever they want. Please make this go viral. Location: New Prague High school, Minnesota.