The last time we visited Stockton, California, the city was gearing up to test “Universal Basic Income“.

Let it not be said that the municipality’s insanity is confined to fiscal matters. The educational system has a heavy emphasis on social justice, so it is little wonder that hundreds of the area’s school students turned out for anti-gun protests.

Unexpectedly….these demonstrations turned violent.

At least five students were arrested Friday as hundreds of others from several Stockton high schools walked out of classes in protest of gun violence after last week’s deadly shooting at a Florida high school.

Students at Stagg, Edison, Chavez, Lincoln and Village Oak high schools were walking along streets, creating traffic problems in the area as streets were blocked off.

Stockton police said some students threw rocks and damaged both police and citizen vehicles.

Five arrests were made, including charges of battery on an officer, resisting arrest, taking an officer’s baton and vandalizing vehicles, including patrol vehicles, Stockton police said.

It will be interesting to see how anti-gun activists tie the rock throwing to the National Rifle Association.

Also, 14-year-old Stockton student was arrested after school personnel discovered that he was planning a shooting at his school.

Venture Academy staff called officers Monday around 8:40 a.m. to report that a 14-year-old student had planned on committing a school shooting.

Parents of students got a voicemail about the threat Monday afternoon, around five hours after police began investigating the threat.

…The 14-year-old had written down plans for the shooting, according to Officer Joe Silva with the Stockton Police Department.

The student was already detained by staff when officers arrived at Venture Academy and he was later booked into the San Joaquin County Juvenile Hall on suspicion of making terrorist threats.

Another walkout is planned on April 20, which will mark the 19th year since the Columbine High School massacre in Colorado that left 13 dead. Perhaps California’s students would be better served if their educators focused on academics and student safety instead of politics, and passed on the April event.

But, given the history of the Stockton area, I anticipate more progerssive protest antics will ensue.


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