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Ken Bone Claims Son Suspended from School Over Gun Range Photo, School Reinstates

Ken Bone Claims Son Suspended from School Over Gun Range Photo, School Reinstates

“I”m not sure what the school wants investigated”

Ken Bone is the red sweater wearing man who became an internet sensation after asking a question at the second presidential debate in 2016. He was eventually demonized by the left for having the wrong view of the Trayvon Martin shooting during an “ask me anything” session on Reddit.

Now Bone is in the news again. He claims that his son was suspended from school for attending a shooting range with him during non-school hours.

See the tweet below:

Danny Wicentowski writes at the Riverfront Times:

Photo of Ken Bone, His Son and a Gun Attracts Police Attention, Suspension

Ken Bone mania has faded into the background since his days as the red-cardiganed sweetheart of St. Louis’ 2016 presidential debate, but now K-Bone is back!

This time, instead of a befuddling national obsession (or perhaps subject of coastal mockery), the memorably memeable phenom claims that he’s entangled his son in a school suspension and “pending police investigation.”

On Monday, Bone tweeted out a photo of himself and his son at a gun range. Here’s the context: The elder Bone was weighing in on a thread between a D.C. lawyer and Parkland shooting survivor Kyle Kashuv, who, unlike many other students who lived through that massacre, is avowedly pro-gun and is actively opposing calls for more gun control.

On Monday, Kashuv claimed that he’d been questioned by police after he posted videos of himself shooting an AR-15 at a gun range during a visit there with his father.

This Twitter exchange followed:

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports what happened next:

Bone said he talked to a detective with the Belleville Police Department, who told Bone that they would call the principal of his son’s school, St. Clair ROE Safe School, in the morning. Belleville police confirmed that they took a report about the incident.

“I”m not sure what the school wants investigated,” Bone said Thursday evening. “There’s no threat to the school — the picture is over a year old.”

Bone said he pointed out to the principal that his son hadn’t posted the photo.

“It’s mine,” Bone said. “(My son) doesn’t even have a Twitter account.”

School officials said they could not comment on student discipline or ongoing investigations.

St. Clair ROE Safe School in Belleville, which Bone’s son Logan attends, is a high school for students who are “expulsion-eligible,” according to its website.

Bone said his son was expelled from his previous school for bringing a pocket knife to campus, adding that it was a “mistake” and his son hadn’t threatened anyone with it.

Since when can schools suspend people for lawful activity off of school grounds?

According to the Belleville News-Democrat, Bone’s son was reinstated Friday and will be able to return to school Monday:

School officials say they contacted police about a photo of Ken Bone’s son shooting a gun at a range because “there was ambiguous language that raised our concerns.”

Bone, the Shiloh man who became a celebrity after appearing in a presidential debate, said Thursday that his son was suspended from school over the retreat, but the suspension was lifted Friday.

Bone said his son, Logan, who goes to the St. Clair County ROE Safe School in Belleville, was suspended Friday after the elder Bone posted a picture on Twitter of the two of them at a shooting range. In the photo, Logan is shooting a SCAR17 semiautomatic rifle that Bone rented for the day at the range.

Friday afternoon, however, Bone tweeted that his son was cleared to return to school on Monday.

…Bone added there is no agreement with the school that he or his son stay away from weapons.


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The authority of the state doesn’t extend to the “bedroom” but for everything else… the watchful eye of the state is there.

If as said, the officials need suspension without pay and a training seminar about the boundaries of their authority.

Obligatory “that’s why we homeschooled” comment.

Thought crimes, guilty until proven innocent! The government tyrants have the ‘power’, and since they do they’ll gladly spend their time (and taxpayer monies) pounding square pegs into round holes: not a problem. With this mandate it gives the authorities an excuse to hire more people.

It becomes easy to see the schools hiring people similar to those who work for the Transportation Security Administration. People with a High School diploma, slackers ranked at the bottom of their class and an IQ of 90. Great tools to interrogate those who will refuse to fit into the ‘machine’.

OleDirtyBarrister | April 27, 2018 at 4:14 pm

An “internet sensation”.

My life would be complete if I never saw that dullard or heard him speak again. He reminds me how low the threshold is for who is eligible to sit in the jury box and enter the ballot box. And he is supposedly college educated.

Recall that the intellect of an average juror in the US is that of a “pretty smart” Ninth Grade student.

    maxmillion in reply to OleDirtyBarrister. | April 27, 2018 at 6:05 pm

    Maybe you should go hang out at a Mensa meeting.

    Btw, a “pretty smart” Ninth Grade student” is not what a ‘pretty smart ninth grade student’ used to be.

    In 2018 juror currency, adjusted for education deflation at the hands of the left, ‘ninth grade’ is more like ‘six grade.’ After all, obama is now the standard for the head of the Harvard law review and the Nobel Prize.

    Where does that leave jurors?

    JusticeDelivered in reply to OleDirtyBarrister. | April 27, 2018 at 11:25 pm

    I really know almost nothing about Bone.

    But, he was right about Thugvon, whom I enjoy pointing out received lawful justice.

    And his toasting this school district is rather funny.

    OleDirtyBarrister in reply to OleDirtyBarrister. | April 28, 2018 at 11:36 am

    The comments herein are humorous because they demonstrate how ignorant people are on the facts, particularly the facts of Ken Bonehead.

    Ken Bonehead ADMITS that he VOTED FOR OBAMA at least once.

    What the hell does a voter think is going to happen to Second Amendment rights when he votes for a marxist that is hellbent on confiscation and prohibition of ownership of certain types of firearms?

    Obama voter Bonehead is being forced, to quote B. Hussein Obama, “to take his medicine”. He will get no sympathy from me.

is it just me or does the son look CGI generated?

casualobserver | April 27, 2018 at 4:34 pm

School administrators at all levels have learned this lesson very clearly: Do whatever you want to reinforce your ideology because what’s the worst that will happen? Some angry tweets or perhaps a few negative articles, but those are mostly from deplorable people and websites in their view in the first place.

Colleges and universities continue setting fundraising records. Few if any at that level or in the public primary educational system see any form of punishment or penalty. So, there is almost zero risk.

    Yet, we as deplorables still seem to think that the taint in public education can be fixed. We think that public education is a noble cause, that it is right and if only we had the reins we could do it better. Sounds to me a lot like socialists, who tell us that the reason that socialism didn’t work this time was … blah, blah, blah.

    I say remove public education all together and let people work out how they will or won’t educate their children.

      Geologist in reply to Shane. | April 27, 2018 at 7:55 pm

      I was never able to find the right to a public education in the US Constitution. Why am I paying taxes to educate/propagandize/baby-sit/day care/feed other people’s children in our public school system? My own kids, I paid the Catholic Church to educate, and the education was much better than what the public schools would have provided.

    JusticeDelivered in reply to casualobserver. | April 27, 2018 at 11:15 pm

    My experience has been that school administrators are petty little dictators, kind of like really low grade politicians. One district pissed me off in the nineties, my response was to kill their 40 million dollar bond request twice, one of which they lost by only five votes, and then rub their noses in that loss. About a decade later another arrogant administrator led to my killing their first bond pitch for ten million, they tried again for eight million the next year and I killed that one. I still have both districts on my agenda.
    Schools sneak tax increases through in low turnout elections, it does not take much of a campaign to kill them.
    I spent a few decades in the Beltway doing this, so a school district only takes a pinky to adjust their attitudes.
    They funny thing is that their mentality is a lot like that of Dems who still haven’t figured out why they are in trouble.

Henry Hawkins | April 27, 2018 at 4:49 pm

It is long past time to refocus the purpose of our American school system.

    Yes, their removal.

    Public schools may have worked at a local level in a different time, but the writing was on the wall for what they would become. Now they are like Soviet Russia in that they are stuck in a way of doing things that is 50 years old. If we want schools to move forward we need to remove the hand of the government from them, and allow individuals to decide if and how their children will be educated.

“Bone said his son was expelled from his previous school for bringing a pocket knife to campus, adding that it was a ‘mistake’ and his son hadn’t threatened anyone with it.”

During recess (about 10:30am) and after (lunch waiting for the bell to ring) we boys at Oakdale Elementary were trading/flipping baseball cards, playing with marbles and with knives. It was just routine, a no-big-deal sort of thing. At one time or another every boy carried a pocket knife. This a time when a boy could buy a BB gun, all sorts of knives at any local hardware store, and could buy rifles through Boys Life or Popular Mechanics, and the mailman would deliver. No problems.

    alaskabob in reply to pfg. | April 27, 2018 at 5:13 pm

    You are confusing that country in the past with this country in the present. One cannot move into the future constrained by morals, ethics, cis-genderism, and a family oriented society.

    tom_swift in reply to pfg. | April 27, 2018 at 10:41 pm

    and could buy rifles through Boys Life or Popular Mechanics

    Yes, “boy’s rifles” were a “thing”; lovely little .22 or .32 rimfires, usually single shots but not always. Sold like hotcakes through Sears, hardware stores, damn near everywhere.

    Once upon a time it wasn’t illegal to be a boy.

Since when can schools suspend people for lawful activity off of school grounds?

Er, perhaps since “BONG HITS FOR JESUS” was decided?

    iconotastic in reply to Milhouse. | April 27, 2018 at 8:37 pm

    The shooting range wasn’t a school-sponsored event, so it would seem “Bongs…” does not apply.

    Not that that would stop a late-stage commissar, I know.

Never underestimate the power of a petty bureaucrat.

OleDirtyBarrister | April 27, 2018 at 6:59 pm

In more appealing Second Amendment news that anything involving Ken Bone, a district court in IL issued an interesting and positive decision in Hatfield v. United States.

judgeroybean | April 27, 2018 at 8:48 pm

Those responsible for this mess should have to pay out of their own pockets, not the taxpayers via the school or the school’s insurers. Would be nice to see this young man go to an all expense paid college, compliments of hateful, unwise, and close minded liberals.

And yet, parents still send their children to the government monopoly “public” schools!

Mal 4:5-6.
5 “Behold, I am going to send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and terrible day of the Lord. 6 He will restore the hearts of the fathers to their children and the hearts of the children to their fathers, so that I will not come and smite the land with a curse.”

Dilbert Deplorable | April 28, 2018 at 11:13 am

It would be reasonable to deal the school administrators out of their cushy offices and hang them from the nearest sturdy oak.

OleDirtyBarrister | April 28, 2018 at 11:38 am

Perhaps this will be “a learning moment” (as Obama was prone to say) for Ken Bonehead.

After all, he admits that he voted for Obama at least once.

JusticeDelivered | April 28, 2018 at 11:34 pm

I think that George Zimmerman and his family are former Democrats. I wonder why.