KJP Hammered Over Catastrophic Border Crisis
Did You Catch What This Democrat Wants DOJ to Do Next?
Hollywood Actor Finally Realizes the Truth About the Democratic Party
Congress Heads Home for Long Weekend Without a Deal to Avoid Shutdown
Photos: Thousands of Illegal Immigrants Invade Eagle Pass, TX
Eagle Pass, TX Is About to Have Its Most Difficult Week Yet This...
America’s Vaccine Foghorn Falls Ill, Parliament Falls for British Tabloids, and CNN Falls...
How Could Kamala Harris Possibly Make This Claim on What the Biden Administration...
Biden’s Suffers a Second Awkward Moment In Less Than 24 Hours
Texas Defies Joe Biden, Reinstalls Razor Wire to Keep Illegal Migrants Out
Trump Breaks His Silence, Comes Out in Support of Tuberville's Holds
Americans Concerns Over COVID-19 Are Growing, Poll Shows
Even Top Democrats Are Coming Out Against Senate's Relaxed Dress Code
Pro-Abortion Organization Rebrands Ahead of the 2024 Election, Showing Its ‘True Agenda’
Round Two: Fact-Checking Another Common Media Talking Point on Abortion

Anti-Gun Students Arrested for Violent Protests Against Gun Violence

No, that's not a mistake in the headline.

In Stockton, California, local students at Stagg High School walked out of their classes on Friday to protest against gun violence, repeatedly chanting “no more guns” as they milled about outside. The protests suddenly turned violent after a hundred students reportedly jumped the fence surrounding the school and proceeded to attack police and throw rocks at their squad cars and other vehicles parked nearby. One local resident whose car windows were smashed told NBC News:


“I’m really upset that -- I just -- I’m on my way to school. Like, I go to [San Joaquin] Delta College. So, I’m on my way to school and I can’t even get in my car now. I’m about to cry.”

According to local NBC affiliate station KRCA 3, at least one police officer was attacked by some of the students when he tried to prevent them from leaving the school grounds. The students fought with him and at least one of them stole the officer's police baton. A civilian bystander had to help the lone officer until more cops arrived as back-up. 

Stockton police ultimately arrested five Stagg High students on charges of “battery on an officer, resisting arrest, taking an officer’s baton and vandalizing vehicles.” The suspects range from 14 to 18 years old. The one 18 year-old of the group was immediately booked into a local jail for processing.

Hundreds of students at other local schools also ditched classes to protest in favor of gun control, but did not vandalize private property or attack police.

The Stockton Police Department's Public Information Officer Joe Silva spoke to the press about the incident: 

“We do support the freedom to protest peacefully and freedom of speech [...]. While the majority of the students were peaceful today, we don’t condone the violence which was committed by a small handful of students. It’s unacceptable to batter a police officer and especially to take an officer’s baton.”


Local school officials also released a statement about the protest, citing their approval of the peaceful anti-gun protests:

"Stockton Unified is proud of the peaceful, well organized protests carried out by students on its high school campuses this week. We regret that on Friday some students from one of the high schools left a peaceful protest, walked off campus and created a disruption in the neighborhood. Such activity is not reflective of the values of the overwhelming majority of SUSD [Stockton Unified School District] students and will not be tolerated."

Click here for a video report about the incident.

Join the conversation as a VIP Member


Trending on Townhall Videos