We discussed the growing epidemic of BB gun school suspensions, the violation of privacy rights, and denial of due process. It seems that some states were willing to address the problem.
Louisiana House Education Committee unanimously advanced Ka'Mauri Harrison Act to address online learning-related issues. The law gets its name from Ka'Mauri Harrison, a 9-year old who was suspended for moving a BB during an online lesson. The fourth-grader was preventing his younger brother, also roommate, from tripping over the unloaded air gun.
Ka'Mauri Act forces Louisiana school districts to write an online learning policy that would guide parents and schools' actions. Additionally, the piece of legislation would give parents avenues to appeal disciplinary actions taken against their children. Currently, all requests to review schools' decisions have been denied regardless of the surrounding circumstances in each case.
The overjoyed Ka'Mauri's parents testified during the hearing.
"I'm trying to hold back tears because I'm so proud of my son," said Ka'Mauri's father, Nyron Harrison. "He doesn't understand the seriousness of what's going on right now, but he's making history, and I'm a very proud father right now."
Meanwhile, the family filed a lawsuit against the Jefferson Parish school district for the violation of their child's rights. However, the school district reacted by calling social services on the family of seven children. Ka'Mauri's parents believe the school retaliated against them for fighting for their rights.
If that's the case, then the school's action is a classical waste of public resources to settle scores. Luckily, the family lawyer obtained a temporary restraining order preventing the school from meddling in their domestic affairs.
However, the case is still ongoing, and the school district will keep throwing any spanner in the works to force the family into submission. We can only hope that many other states will adopt similar laws to protect parents from the schools' abuse of power.
Meanwhile, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick is pushing universal background checks in our state, and if left unchecked, it will not be long until we see bills like this getting traction in Austin. Texas is embarrassingly ranked 29th for gun rights, and with the help of the political elites in Austin, we will surely rank among New York, California, and Illinois if left to their own devices. Please join our fight today, and help us restore Texas' place as the standard for the U.S.
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