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Vets For Freedom National Heroes Tour Banned From High School

Tuesday, March 25, 2008  |  posted by Hugh Hewitt

The Vets for Freedom’s National Heroes Tour was scheduled to stop at Captain Pete Hegseth’s high school in Minnesota, Forest Lake High.

Incredibly the school’s principal canceled the event. From the Minneapolis Star Tribune:

A national tour featuring decorated veterans from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan won’t be stopping at Forest Lake Area High School today as planned, after school leaders abruptly canceled the visit.

Steve Massey, the school principal, said the decision to cancel was prompted by concerns that the event was becoming political rather than educational and therefore was not suitable for a public school.

He said the school had received several phone calls from parents and others, some of whom indicated that they may stage a protest if the event took place.

“The event was structured to be an academic classroom discussion around military service. We thought we’d provide an opportunity for kids to learn about service in the context of our history classes,” Massey said. “As the day progressed, it became clear that this was becoming a political event … which would be inappropriate in a public setting.

Read the whole thing. It is appalling that high school students are not allowed to meet the men who have risked all to protect them and their families because some lefty parents called a principal.

UPDATE: Blackfive’s Uncle Jimbo has more.

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