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3/29/2018 6:36 pm  #1

Student shot in Ohio gets detention for school-shooting Protest

Student shot at Madison Schools in Ohio gets detention for school-shooting protest

MADISON TWP. - In 2016, he was shot in his school’s cafeteria while eating chicken nuggets. He remembers falling on the ground, unsure what happened, watching students run away from him.

He hoped someone would come tell him everything was OK.

Earlier this month, against the wishes of his school administration, Cooper Caffrey walked out of Madison High School – past the cafeteria – as part of a day of protests around the country in the wake of the deadly school shooting in Florida.

The sophomore got a detention. And so did 42 other students who walked outside with him.

Some in this small Butler County community are upset with the punishment, saying if anyone has a right to protest it's these students.

One family has even spent time at a park near the school with signs, one of which says “Encourage (not punish) bravery.”

But Cooper’s dad is fine with what the school did. 

Marty Caffrey understands school officials were put in a tough position, worried about safety, and will always be grateful for how they helped his son in the aftermath of the shooting.

“The whole purpose of a walkout is to protest against an establishment,” he wrote on Facebook. “I do not expect the establishment to support the walkout.”

We live in a time in which decent and otherwise sensible people are surrendering too easily to the hectoring of morons or extremists. 

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