A student has been banned from his school until further notice after he and his mother went to a shooting range for some mother-son bonding. The student posted some short clips of the outing to snapchat. No threats were made. Nothing disturbing. just some average pistols on a benchrest…
Well apparently thats where things went south. According to RallyForOurRights The school has a protocol called safe2tell that must be followed when a report of a threat comes in through Safe 2 Tell or other means, even if the report is completely false – and there is nothing parents or students can legally do about it, even with a lawyer. If the student is charged or further action is taken, that changes. This is why students have dubbed Safe 2 Tell as “Safe 2 Swat”, referencing the act of “swatting“.
Essentially the schools policy mimics red-flag laws and honestly illustrates the same concerns on how someone may abuse those laws. Due process removed, 2nd amendment violated and lives ruined just because someone doesn’t like you or your lifestyle.
When they returned home the police showed up. Apparently the videos got reported of the mother son outing and even after explaining the situation to the officers they found that they had done nothing wrong or illegal, no threats were made and continued about their day.
However, it didnt stop there. RallyForOurRights writes that Justine woke up to a voicemail from Thompson Valley School District where Nate is a junior at Loveland High School in Loveland, CO. The voicemail informed Justine that a report had come in claiming Nate was a threat to the school and he was not allowed to return until further notice. The report presumably came through Safe 2 Tell. There are reports that a school wide email was also sent to parents about the “threat”. Justine immediately contacted the school assuming she could easily clear things up, especially since the police had already assessed the situation and realized no one had done anything wrong or made any threats. She was wrong. The school not only refused to provide her with more information about the “threat”, but they refused to provide Nate with schoolwork so he doesn’t get behind. A “threat assessment hearing” has been scheduled for Thursday morning at 10am at the school admin building where Justine will be allowed to defend her son against SEVEN school officials who will be in attendance to, as she was told, “make their case”. Make their case of what? That Nate’s outing with his mother to train with her firearms somehow makes him a danger to the school?
This shit has got to stop. legal gunowners are constantly being discriminated against. This is not solving any problems. If anything this type of fear mongering makes things worse.
However, RallyForOurRights has an excellent guide on what you should do should this happen to you.
1.) Don’t talk to the police.
2.) Be prepared for a visit from CPS.
3.) Consider moving your firearms to safe place until it is cleared up.
4.) Immediately obtain a psychiatric evaluation from a qualified individual that can be provided to the above agencies as well as the school.
5.) Contact us for lawyer referrals and moral support.
They’ve had some people accuse them of this story being fabricated. They don’t fabricate stories. The mother is a member of ther organization and they reached out to help her. They have both email and voicemails from the school but chose to not publish them out of fear their readers doxxing the school employees (something they’d rather not be held legally liable for). The story is breaking. Click here for another source.