A Manville, New Jersey High School student was suspended, visited by police, and ordered to undergo a psychological exam after another student turned him in for doing a pro-second amendment project.
You really can’t make this stuff up!
This country is going off the deep end; day by day it seems we slip further and further into some bizarre dystopian-like reality that makes books like Orwell’s 1984 seem almost inconsequential. When you have students being targeted for their political views, and other students turning into little brown shirts eager to do the bidding of their favorite political party, we are living in some pretty messed up times that go far beyond what many people call the police state.
So let’s rewind, and take a look at this latest case of political correctness gone awry.
While attending school at Manville High School in New Jersey, Senior Frank Harvey left his thumb drive in a computer at the school. Another student, a wacky liberal who apparently loathes guns, found Frank’s thumb drive which contained homework and past school projects. One of these projects, an assignment from last April, was a pro-gun project that Frank completed as part of a college readiness course. The assignment was for an election topic that would provoke discussion in the class.
The assignment was for an election topic that would provoke discussion in the class. Unfortunately, it did more than provoke discussion.
The project materials contained videos documenting cases where gun owners protected themselves and others against criminals; it also contained a cartoon of some anti-gun people cowering in fear next to a gun-free zone sign and a pair of criminals seeing a gun-free zone sticker and then saying “Crap. Well, I Guess we’ll just go home then.”
Here are two of the Cartoons from his Presentation:
And here is his entire presentation, granted it’s not going to win any awards on style, it’s hardly threatening!
Apparently, this was just too much for the liberal student and the liberal school officials to take. How dare this student have an opinion that conflicted with their beliefs; he must be some kind of violent right-wing terrorist. And that is exactly what they labeled him.
This week Frank was suspended from school, visited by his local police department, and then ordered to undergo psychiatric treatment before the district would allow him back into school.
Manville school officials said Harvey must undergo a five-hour psychological evaluation before he is allowed back at the school, said his mother, Mary Vervan. She said she would not subject her son to such an assessment, and withdrew him from the school.
“I’m disappointed that this has become an issue,” said Frank. “I’m not a violent person. I’ve never been in trouble in my life. I’m surprised my project is being considered such a horrible thing. Everyone I’ve spoken to feels the same way. They see my point entirely. I cleared the topic with the teacher.”
His teacher, Rachel Gottfried, has denied giving her College and Career Readiness class the assignment and approving his topic, he said. But another student, who posted on News 12 New Jersey’s Facebook page says that he was in that teacher’s class last year and received the same assignment. It seems the teacher now has a case of amnesia!
“She said my project would be perfectly fine,” said Frank, “I presented the video to the class and took a few questions from my classmates. My presentation went over well. The whole idea of the assignment was to expose students to an idea they hadn’t considered before.
“What the response of the school tells me is that I’m allowed to do my school work as long as it agrees with their point of view on an issue.”
Ok, let’s give the school and the teacher the benefit of the doubt.
Even if we take the school and the teacher’s word that there was no assignment, it changes nothing! The facts still stand:
- A student was suspended
- Police were called to intimidate the student
- The Student was ordered to undergo a five-hour psychological evaluation.
- And all of this was done because they did not like his pro-gun views or his support for the 2nd amendment.