Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is extremely unpopular among most on the left, largely due to the fact that her proposals for reforming our nation’s education system threaten the liberal status quo that has transformed many public schools into leftist indoctrination camps.
It was no surprise then that she received a decidedly less than warm welcome from some students at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida — the site of the recent mass shooting that left 17 dead and nearly as many injured — when she visited the school on Wednesday.
The visit was closed to the press, but that didn’t stop some of the liberal media-adored students who have gained attention for demanding strict gun control, from taking to Twitter to speak out dismissively against her visit, according to the New York Daily News.
In response, former Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke took to Twitter himself to ask in his own blunt fashion where the student’s manners were and why they were so disrespectful.
OK enough of this crap. These "kids" should be respectful and appreciative of anybody who takes time to visit with them. Now these "kids" have turned this political. We shouldn't tolerate their rude and immature behavior any longer. Where are their manners https://t.co/z5zwdj0Xu4
— David A. Clarke, Jr. (@SheriffClarke) March 8, 2018
“OK enough of this crap. These ‘kids’ should be respectful and appreciative of anybody who takes time to visit with them. Now these ‘kids’ have turned this political. We shouldn’t tolerate their rude and immature behavior any longer. Where are their manners,” Clarke tweeted.
The Daily News reported that one of the outspoken anti-gun students, Aly Sheehy, tweeted, “Do something unexpected: Answer our questions. You came to our school just for publicity and avoided our questions for the 90 minutes you were actually here. How about you do your job?”
Another of the anti-gun students, Emma Gonzalez, tweeted the night before the visit, “good thing I was already planning on sleeping in that day.”
Still another, Sarah Chadwick, tweeted, “Literally no one asked for this.”
But according to the Miami Herald, Chadwick’s tweet was not entirely true. One of the few pro-Second Amendment voices to emerge from the Parkland school rebutted Chadwick’s dismissal of DeVos by explaining that, yes, some students had asked for her to visit the school.
Student Kyle Kashuv tweeted, “I did, actually. (Betsy DeVos) is an American patriot and is the Sec. of EDUCATION which means she is a great person to talk with about SCHOOL safety.”
According to the South Florida Sun Sentinel, DeVos’ visit came on the first full day of classes at the school since the horrific mass shooting on Feb. 14. During the visit DeVos and Principal Ty Thompson “observed and reflected on the site of the shooting by laying a wreath outside the fence of the building.”
The secretary also spoke privately with some students and teachers, as well as the students who ran the school newspaper.
Though DeVos in the past has expressed support for allowing trained staff to arm themselves to help protect students, the topic was not discussed during her visit to the school. However, she did mention it during a brief press conference after the visit in which she made clear that such a solution would be voluntary and left up to local communities if they wanted to do so.
There was no reason for the students to be so rude and dismissive toward DeVos — outside of blind liberal hatred — and former Sheriff Clarke was absolutely right to call them out for their disrespectful behavior.
Sadly, the coarsening of our society has reached a point where even school children now feel it is OK to angrily lash out at those with whom they may disagree ideologically.
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