Imagine: you’re a young, 16-year-old student living in a rural part of the beautiful state of Colorado…

You’re a regular kid. You like sports, hanging with your friends, and spending time with your family.

Now, being from a rural part of a state that is known for their outdoor activities, one of your family’s pastimes happens to be safely shooting guns at a local gun range…

So, imagine how nice it would be if your mother picked you up early from school one day so the two of you can have some mother/son bonding over shooting a few targets.

That’d be nice, right? Being able to connect with family members over some fun and beneficial activities sounds wonderful.

Of course it would…

So the thought of this being a problem in the eyes of the law or the government probably didn’t enter the minds of either Nate Myers or his mother, Justine. They were just out for an afternoon of fun, family activities.

They must have forgotten we’re living in the 21st Century…

Because this fun afternoon has turned into a nightmare for the Myers family.

Family Outing Turns Into Nightmare

Why?

Well, because Nate, being a school-aged kid with a cellphone, had his mom capture some of their adventure on video, which he then posted on social media like any other kid would do.

Being with his mom, he probably didn’t think anything of it…

Until he got home.

It wasn’t until they got a knock on their door that things took a turn for the worst…

It was the police. They had gotten reports that Nate was a potential threat due to the pictures and videos he had posted online.

However…

After reviewing said videos, the police determined that Nate wasn’t a threat to ANYONE. Beyond that, they deemed that neither he nor his mom did anything wrong or illegal.

So…

The Myers family had a good laugh and a good lesson in why following the laws is important.

However, that story changed when they woke up the next day and found out that Nate would NOT be allowed to return to school. He was now officially a “threat,” and was banned until further notice.

How?

Through a voicemail, the school informed the family that not only would Nate NOT be allowed back to school but that a school-wide email had been sent to other parents notifying them of the “threat” that Nate could pose.

Is This A 2nd Amendment Issue?

But the Myers family didn’t panic…

The police had been there the day before and could clear up this whole misunderstanding. Justine called the school to inform them that the police had already investigated and determined that Nate was not a threat and that she hadn’t done anything illegal.

The school didn’t care…

Not only did they refuse to give her ANY information about the “threat” …

But they also REFUSED to give Nate his schoolwork.

The Myers ONLY recourse? The could attend a “threat assessment hearing” with seven different school officials and make a case for Nate’s innocence.

They’ve already been cleared by the police…

And now school officials – with education degrees – are going to have to make a psychological judgment on whether a child is a threat or not?

Does this seem “right”?

Does this seem FAIR?

It’s like they’re working BACKWARDS. What will a school official know that a police officer wouldn’t?

That’s like the chef telling you the food in a restaurant is good – but now the waiters and waitresses want to weigh in on the decision of whether or not you should eat there.

It’s a dumb process…

It’s naïve…

But the true question is: is it unconstitutional?

We’ll find out soon enough…

 

“Government! Three fourths parasitic and the other fourth Stupid fumbling.” ― Robert A. Heinlein