A Minnesota high school student was escorted off campus by the school's principal after he brought a pro-Second Amendment sign to a school walkout against gun violence.
The New Prague High School student held up a sign reading “Guns don’t kill people, people kill people” on Wednesday before being escorted off campus by his principal, Lonnie Seifert, according to the Jordan Independent.
Kenny MacDonald, a fellow student at the school, posted a video of the incident on Facebook, which had been viewed more than 2.3 million times by Thursday afternoon.
MacDonald wrote that students holding other pro-gun signs reading “Arm our teachers” were allowed to stay.
The student shown was not disciplined, according to a statement from the New Prague Area Schools
Approximately 100 students were outside to participate in the National School Walkout calling for gun control one month after the Parkland, Fla., school shooting.
Students needed to submit signs for review to school administrators at least 24 hours in advance, the district said.
The student did not submit his sign and therefore was moved to non-school grounds in compliance with the policy “to protect the exercise of students' and employees' free speech rights, [while] taking into consideration the educational objectives and responsibilities of the School District,” according to the statement.
The school district said it “fully respects and recognizes that students have free speech rights.”
Students across the country walked out of class for 17 minutes despite pushback from some administrators.
A North Carolina teen went viral on social media when he posted a video during his lone walkout.
A group of students in California broke through a gate that was locked by officials in an attempt to keep them from participating.