California HS students challenge their school admin on ‘double standards,’ and plan abortion walkout

Some students at a California high school are pushing back against liberal double standards and planning a pro-life walkout.

The planned walkout movement was started at Rocklin High School by Brandon Gillespie who is organizing the event using the hashtag #life on social media, CBS 13  in Sacramento reported.

“To honor all the lives of aborted babies pretty much. All the millions of aborted babies every year,” Gillespie said, challenging school officials with the idea that if students can do a walk out supporting gun control, then he and others should be able to walkout in protest of abortions.

Gillespie explained that his history teacher inspired the idea.

That teacher, Julianne Benzel, was placed on paid administrative leave after a few complaints surfaced following the nationwide student walkout last week that was meant to honor the victims of the Parkland, Florida mass shooting. She had asked her students, in a discussion about the protest, whether other walkouts would be allowed or if there was a double standard in allowing what, in many cases, became anti-gun rallies. She specifically used the abortion issue as an example.

“I would like a conversation about when is too much? And are we going allow this on the other side?” Benzel told CBS 13.

Gillespie decided to take up the idea.

“I would like to see if there really is a double standard and what will come of that,” he said.

A district spokesperson told CBS 13 that the principal at Rocklin High School, who refused an on-camera interview, planned to meet with Gillespie Friday to discuss the possibility of an anti-abortion walkout at the school.

Naturally, the news immediately raised the ire of those with different opinions.

“Abortions aren’t really anything that has to do with school or students here,” Naeirika Neev, who runs the school newspaper and supported the anti-gun march, said.

The left-wing activist has been using the hashtag “enough is enough” to promote peace, “and take a stance against anything anti-abortion on campus,” CBS 13 reported.

“They have their First Amendment, they can go protest about that anytime anywhere,” she said.

Neev seemed to have proved Gillespie’s point, though it remains to be seen what the official word will be from school officials, though Gillespie tweeted out some details on Thursday.

The official word on Twitter, however, was one of support for Gillespie.


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