Parkland Student Says Her Bullying Of Shooter Was Justified
Emma Gonzalez has been accused of bullying Parkland shooter, Nikolas Cruz, and now she’s sounding off that she and her fellow bullies were right to “ostracize” him.
This is certain to lead to a national debate over the chicken or the egg.
Another survivor, Isabelle Robinson, is also defending her position in regards to her relationship with Cruz.
“The idea that we are to blame, even implicitly, for the murders of our friends and teachers is a slap in the face to all Marjory Stoneman Douglas victims and survivors,” she writes in a pieced published on the New York Times.
She claims she had to endure Cruz staring at her breast.
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Gonzalez has also come under fire for supporting Cuba via a patch on her shoulder at the gun control march. Her Cuban flag badge prompted Rep. Steve King’s campaign to lambaste the teen for her attire.
‘This is how you look when you claim Cuban heritage yet don’t speak Spanish and ignore the fact that your ancestors fled the island when the dictatorship turned Cuba into a prison camp, after removing all weapons from its citizens; hence their right to self defense,’ the campaign posted on Social Media.
It is unclear what Gonzalez did or did not do to Cruz prior to the shooting, or if she in any way served to prompt his atrocious behavior. The fact is, such crimes are never justifiable even if Gonzalez “ostracized” Cruz as she states she did. However, the debate is complex, certainly much more than some Parkland students want the world to believe due to being pawns in a game of political chess. Bullying, school security, and mental health are all issues which need to be explored. Being myopic and focusing only on gun control is going nowhere fast.
Author: Jim Satney
PrepForThat’s Editor and lead writer for political, survival, and weather categories.