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Reports are now confirming that the support of millions of dollars and the backing of several national anti-gun organizations are helping to fuel some of these "spontaneous" mobilizations of our youth. Youth, that is, like 16 or 17-yr-old youth, but not in the realm of 12 or 13. And for the record - I'm not necessarily saying that any of this is involved with the subject of this post. I just wanted to give all the backstory.
So now let's get to the purpose of this post.
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This is what we seem to now know:
Something really big & completely unacceptable apparently happened at Indian Creek Middle School (ICMS) this past Wednesday.
There's more than enough smoke for this publication to know that there is at least a certain amount of fire. While a lot of folks may have heard about the Newton High School event, or gotten wind of what went down at Eastside, it seems like there's maybe been a hesitancy to talk about what transpired at this middle school.
This seems to be the basic gist of things:
A 'moment of silence' event was planned for...well, the official narrative is that it was planned. The suspicion is that the faculty caught wind of some sort of demonstration-in-planning as early as last week, then at some point realized they could not keep it from happening, then 're-branded' it as a moment of silence.
Apparently, the idea was to have 17 minutes of silence for the 17 souls lost at Stoneman-Douglas. So, at some point on 2/28 an announcement was made on the school's PA for students to assemble outside for the observance. It was not necessarily mandatory.
What ensued was reportedly just this side of bedlam - with a faction of the kids "protesting" guns, at least 3 fights, multiple disruptions, and a bonafide Twerking Contest.
I get & appreciate the fact that at the high school level the inmates are somewhat running the asylum, but at the middle school level? If this is basically what went down - and we believe to be; otherwise we wouldn't have run this - then something needs to happen. Somebody needs to explain something.
We'll keep an eye on it.