Colorado Teen Banned from School for Target Shooting with His Mom
Loveland, Colorado: Red Flag Laws are a bad idea, and this is part of the reason why. A Colorado teen banned from his school because he want target shooting with his Mom is just one case in point.
UPDATE: After the threat assessment hearing, Nate was cleared to return to class. He was also admonished not to post things on social media …like shooting, for example. His mother reminded them about the 1st amendment, but they still appear to not like those types of videos.Ammoland
Colorado has a “Safe2Tell” Program designed to let authorities know when someone is a threat. Nate Evans went target shooting with his Mom and posted a video of it on his social media account. Someone saw that video and reported him through the Safe2Tell program as a threat.
Police arrived at his doorstep. After explaining the situation to the police, they said the family were well within their rights and noted that Nate was not a threat to anyone. That was NOT the end of it.
August 28: “This morning 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”.Colorado Rally for Our Rights
So we have one woman and her son against seven school officials, most of whom are likely liberals who are terrified of guns. The problem is that threats reported through the Safe2Tell program doesn’t give a legal remedy to remove the threat. The program is what others are calling “Safe2Swat.” Anyone can report someone else as a threat and get them banned from school, even if (as in this case), the report is entirely false.
Nate reportedly wants to enter the military after school, and is concerned this will count against him.
The same problem applies to red flag laws, and Colorado has a whopper, as we have reported previously. You must prove yourself innocent in the face of threat accusations, all of which already resulted in the confiscation of your firearms at the very first accusation.
Here is one of the videos that Nate posted: