STEM School Students Leave Vigil After Dems Politicize the Shooting

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A vigil on May 8 caused some STEM school students to angrily leave after two Democrats started talking about gun control. They went outside in the rain to hold their own vigil, and then returned to grab the mic and state they did not want their grief to be politicized over gun control. Some started chanting “mental health.”

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Students chant “mental health” in response to having their vigil be politicised by gun control advocates. Screenshot via Ryan Saavedra

The vigil was purportedly to remember the sacrifice of student Kendrick Castillo, 18, who died as he attempted to take down one of the shooters in the STEM school shooting. The gymnasium was packed with about 2,000 people. But the gun control group’s political bent quickly became evident when two Democrats, Jason Crow and Michael Bennet, took the mic. The students began to leave.

The vigil was organized by the anti-gun group Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, and they ended up having to apologize to the students.
“We are deeply sorry any part of this vigil did not provide the support, caring and sense of community we sought to foster and facilitate and which we know is so crucial to communities who suffer the trauma of gun violence.”

Charter School students are not always as likely to be in favor of gun control. And intruding in their personal grief was an incredibly stupid move.

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