Student Suspended, Visited by Police, Ordered to take Psychiatric Exam for Doing Pro 2nd Amendment Project

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:

Protect yourself Gun Free Zone Cartoon

Gun Free Zone Sticker Cartoon

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.


  1. B from CA
    October 1, 2016 at 8:49 pm

    His mother did the right thing. She would not put her son through the mind games and the inevitable false diagnosis. They want kids on meds and labeled as nut cases to get around the second amendment.

    Smart mom. Smart kid and talented.

    The people who called the cops are bad characters.
    I wouldn’t want my kids around them.


    • Crockett from Ca.
      October 2, 2016 at 6:00 am

      I agree with you wholeheartedly

    • Joe Owens
      October 2, 2016 at 4:15 pm

      Congrats to the school, and the cops, you both completely made asses of yourself by totally over acting to nothing.

    • Fred Up
      October 12, 2016 at 2:30 pm

      I hope they sue them for infringing on his right to free speech. And right to think as he wishes.

  2. Crockett
    October 2, 2016 at 5:58 am

    As a registered democrat I find absolutely nothing wrong with Mr. Harvey’s presentation. When did it become a crime in America to express an opposing view to a legitimate topic? I am pro 2nd Amendment, I also believe not everyone has the right to own a firearm. Some have forfeited their rights via criminal activity, or mental instability. Which this situation is neither, this is a class project, nothing more and nothing less.

  3. Broadwing
    October 2, 2016 at 6:10 am

    We started forfeiting our rights when the liberals started pushing political correctness on everyone. You can’t say this or your branded this. It’s turned into a real CLUSTERF—! I think the student did a great job. One of these days when thevSHTF in a neighborhood near you, you’ll start thinking twice when your door is busted down by the have nots wanting what you have. I beleive we are in for a rude awaking very soon in this country. I’m just glad I don’t have 30 years left on the this earth to see the destruction that’s coming on downl the pike for our once great country. If we don’t stop this crap now, we’re doomed.

  4. Ray Smith
    October 2, 2016 at 7:05 am

    Mom and student are and were politickly correct in what they desided to do. School athorities and police all need to take the exam themselves for being nut cases.

  5. Gramps
    October 2, 2016 at 7:08 am

    Mom and student are and were politickly correct in what they desided to do. School athorities and police all need to take the exam themselves for being nut cases.

  6. Michael Twidle
    October 2, 2016 at 7:57 am

    Here is one of the few times a good lawyer is warranted.

  7. Arturo L Carter
    October 2, 2016 at 9:49 am

    The school and the cops should be the ones taking the psyche evaluation.

    Good for your mom for taking your son of of the retarded school system

  8. Copenhagen
    October 2, 2016 at 11:04 am

    Not only did this teacher throw her student under the bus just to save her sorry ass and job,she and any others involved VIOLATED this teen’s FREEDOM of Speech!!!!..This teacher needs to be fired as well as any others involved…Just recently our POTUS addressed the issue of football players not standing for our National Anthem,and he said it was ther RIGHT as Americans to express their opinion..What the hell did this teen just do then? Thank goodness this kid and his mom doesn’t bow to political correctness and got the hell away from these dangerous, brainwashed FOOLS!!!!!..

  9. Dale Burkhart
    October 2, 2016 at 12:16 pm

    I think from wat was said the Police did what was aaked and cleared Student of wrong doing other Student is young seems like school is at faul for failing just to talk to Student and Parents after fears were brought up other Student should be in it too.

  10. Moman
    October 3, 2016 at 7:51 am

    I smell a 1st amendment 4th amendment and 5th amendment violation suit.

    I HOPE they take this school to the cleaners for such tactics. although the financial ruining targets need to be the individual representatives in the school, and not the city, and or tax payers. also the members of the board need to be taken to account for hiring these idiots.

    i’m gonna get the tar someone else want to get the feathers?

    • Moman
      October 3, 2016 at 8:28 am

      Well, maybe not a 4th and 5th, but definitely a 1st.

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