What if students didn’t march for gun control on #NationalWalkoutDay? What if they marched for a different cause?
Can we get some pro-life walkouts next week? I'm sure school administrators will mark it an excused absence.
— David Harsanyi (@davidharsanyi) March 14, 2018
According to Reason’s Robby Soave, one California high school teacher wondered about that very thing — and now, she’s paying for her curiosity:
— Robby Soave (@robbysoave) March 15, 2018
More from Reason:
[Rocklin High School teacher] Julianne Benzel told CBS13 that she suspects she got in trouble for suggesting that schools administrators who condoned the student walkout might be practicing a double standard.
“And so I just kind of used the example which I know it’s really controversial, but I know it was the best example I thought of at the time,” said Benzel. “[If] a group of students nationwide, or even locally, decided ‘I want to walk out of school for 17 minutes’ and go in the quad area and protest abortion, would that be allowed by our administration?
Officials did not specify what the problem was, but offered the following statement:
A Rocklin High School teacher has been placed on paid administrative leave due to several complaints from parents and students involving the teacher’s communications regarding today’s student-led civic engagement activities.
— David Harsanyi (@davidharsanyi) March 15, 2018
My shocked face. pic.twitter.com/6I1amD33m8
— Who’s left on the Redskins roster? (@HarryChaconas) March 15, 2018
How dare she,,,,,,
— CryptoAdrianaG (@AdrianagCrypto) March 15, 2018
Consider her question answered, I guess.
— Joshua Katz (@katzatlarge) March 15, 2018