Pro-Life Student Organizes School Walkout-Will Calif Reveal Double Standard?

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Brandon Gillespie is a junior at Rocklin High School in California. He is a pro-life student. But he also wants to see if his school has a “double standard” with regard to who gets to have a 17 minute walkout on school time. Breitbart reported that he has organized a school walkout on April 11 for 17 minutes, the exact amount of time that the “Walkout” received on the 14th of March.

Brandon’s history teacher Julianne Benzel asked her students whether a group other than a gun control group could walk out of class during instructional hours. For her question, she was suspended after a plethora of parents said she was “anti-abortion.”After enough people complained about her suspension, she was allowed to come back.

“[If schools] are going to allow one group of students to get up during class and walk out to protest one issue, would they still give the same courtesy to another group of students who wanted to get up and walk out to protest? And I used the example of abortion.” Julianne Benzel to Fox News Insider

Brandon saw her incident as an inspiration. So he met with his principal a week ago Friday for permission to walk out on April 11 for 17 minutes for a pro-life march. The principal didn’t give a straight answer, and told Brandon that he’d have to talk to other administrators.

“I asked him for the exact same accommodations that were given to the students who held the previous walkout on March 14, and he was not able to give me a direct answer on whether or not I was able to have this pro-life walkout. He told me he has to go talk to certain administrators and people in the school district before he can give me a direct answer. So, he told me he will be getting back to me on April 2.” Brandon Gillespie

It won’t matter much whether or not the Principal and the school realize they’ve screwed up by actively sponsoring and allowing the March 14th walkout. Brandon’s message spread quickly on social media and now it is planned across the country.

“Initially I just started through social media, using the hashtag #Life. And the word has just spread – just through social media pretty much, through different media outlets and stuff, and just me going and doing interviews with people. People have been reaching out to me and saying, ‘I love your cause,’ and ‘I love what you’re doing,’ and ‘I’m going to do this at my school.'” Brandon

Rocklin high school, according to National Review, has a history of blocking pro-life events.  And the liberal students are already complaining. But Brandon strongly believes in the First amendment, and that what’s good for one should be good for another.

“Brandon Gillespie is a terrific example of the passion this pro-life generation has, and his courageous effort to draw attention to the reality that more lives have been lost in our generation to abortion than all other causes should be national news. Having opened to door to student-led walkouts as a way to express a political or cultural viewpoint, schools cannot shut that door to pro-life students who also are moved by the loss of life and horrific realities of the toll of abortion….Pro-life students deserve the same respect and accommodation that anti-gun student activists experienced.” Students for Life of America president Kristan Hawkins, to National Review

  • Timothy

    I would like to see if a pro-gun walkout would be aloud

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