A person with knowledge of the situation told NJ2AS that someone (obviously unfamiliar with firearms) saw the picture and contacted the school ("see something, say something") and stated that the picture offended them, scared them, and appeared to be threatening. Superintendent Craig Wigley said all claims of threats are referred to the police.
While the school and the administrators claim this is a public safety issue; we know first hand this is nothing more than a witch hunt to intimidate, harass, and discourage any student from participating in the joyful activities of hunting, shooting trap/skeet, self-defense training, etc.
With all the real issues teenagers face - including bullying, delicious Tide pods, drugs, finishing homework and raging hormones - it’s hard to believe the "school climate" was disrupted by pictures of students at a firing range. We at NJ2AS are guessing it was the political agenda of liberal school officials that was most disrupted by the student's photos, not the school climate.
Also, we at NJ2AS would like to compliment ANJRPC on their fast and aggressive response to the actions of Lacey Township school officials. We stand in solidarity against any policy that “allows suspension of students for exercising a fundamental right off of school grounds.”
Furthermore, given the zero-tolerance policy of NJ2AS regarding discrimination against Americans exercising the Second Amendment, we are currently pursuing legal action against the school district on behalf of a plaintiff who suffered. Our lawsuit will seek to address the unconstitutional policies and make sure the victim, and any others who come forward, receive justice for the unnecessary stress they’ve had to face at this difficult time in their lives.
Unfortunately, we have been advised that the two victims who were suspended are not willing to come forward with a lawsuit against the school due to fear of retaliation. It's even more disturbing because Superintendent Wiley is a former Harassment Intimidation and Bullying (HIB) coordinator, yet he has no problem intimidating and bullying teens for exercising their constitutional rights.
Speaking of Superintendent Wigley, we would like to address his horrific response to this situation and how he attempted to wiggle his way out of it. Click here to read the e-mail he sent in response to the situation.
While he claims no student has been disciplined or punished under the district’s policy 5611, in Houdini fashion he tried to misdirect everyone to a different policy in the handbook. Not only did he lose his opportunity to fix a wrong in a respectable and professional manner; he resolved to deception. Perhaps we should advocate for a new school policy that reprimands administrators for purposeful misinformation?
Please stay tuned and subscribed to NJ2AS as we follow this story closely. Also, the Board of Education meeting will be held on Monday, March 19, 2018 at 5:30pm at 200 Western Blvd, Lanoka Harbor, NJ 08734. We strongly encourage any of our members who are Lacey residents to attend and speak up against this Fascist mentality.
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