A young man in California went duck hunting. As shocking as that may sound, that's still legal here in CA.
He put his empty shotguns in his trunk and drove to school. Here's the rest -
The NRA and the CRPA Foundation have joined forces under their California Legal Action Project (LAP) to provide legal assistance for high school student Gary Tudesko in his fight to be readmitted to Willows High School. Sixteen-year-old Tudesko was expelled on November 19th for having unloaded shotguns in his pick-up truck that he legally parked on an off-campus, public street near the Willows High School campus. The high school is in a small rural community near Sacramento. The unloaded shotguns were in his truck because he had gone duck hunting in the early morning hours before school. The case has garnered significant national media coverage as an example of zero-tolerance policies run amuck.What? Why are police dogs searching public streets in the first place? Excuse me one moment while I check my driver's license to ensure it says "USA" somewhere on it.
The shotguns were discovered in the pick up truck by scent-sniffing dogs on October 26th during a questionable school search. Police ran the license plates and determined Tudesko was the owner, then called Tudesko out of class. Tudesko readily told the Principal about the shotguns and his early morning hunting trip.
So the zero-
I've mentioned a couple of times over at Ride Fast & Shoot Straight that I hope this family sues the school district into backrupcy. That may seem harsh, as it will harm kids and blah, blah, blah.
But it will send a message, loud and clear.
Schools are there to teach, not to run the lives of our kids. Not to tell them what kind of soda they can drink. Not to tell them what kind of snacks are allowed on birthdays. And not to tell them what kind of sporting activities they can participate in on their own time.
I hope they crush these bastards.
BTW, I'll be there on January 15th for the meeting with the Glenn County Board of Education.
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The attorneys are handling this case pro bono, but there are still many expenses that need to be covered. If you live in California and want to help retain your already limited gun rights, send them some money. If you live outside of California, and you want to help stop this anti-gun fervor from reaching your state, send them some money.
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At the very least, click the links in the story and send an email - a respectful one for now - to the School Board members. Let them know this is wholly unacceptable behavior for this principal, and perhaps his over-zealousness should result in some unpaid time off work. He does seem quite stressed out...
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