VIDEO: Students' 'Peaceful' Gun Control Protest Results In 5 Arrests

Hundreds of students protested in Stockton on Friday, terrorizing a shopping mall and leaving car windows smashed.

Stockton, CA – Hundreds of students who walked out of high schools in Stockton on Friday, protesting for more gun control in the wake of the recent Florida school shootings, vandalized cars – four of them police vehicles – and attacked police officers (video below).

KCRA reported that students from Stagg High School, Edison High School, Chavez High School, Lincoln High School, and Village Oak High School walked out of class and took to the streets on Feb. 23, creating massive traffic problems in the areas surrounding their schools by walking in the streets rather than on sidewalks.

Five students were arrested in the chaos, during which Stockton police said students threw rocks and damaged both police and civilian vehicles.

Stockton Police said the students they arrested ranged in age from 14 to 18, and were charged with crimes that included battery on an officer, resisting arrest, taking an officer's baton, and vandalizing vehicles, including four patrol vehicles, KCRA reported.

The students who were under 18 year of age were cited and released into their parents’ custody. The 18 year old was booked into the San Joaquin County Jail.

In one incident, about 100 students were attempting to leave the Stagg High School campus by jumping over a fence while the school was in lockdown.

When a police officer approached them to tell them to stop, students fought with the officer and took his baton, police said.

A passerby who witnessed the incident jumped to the officer’s defense and helped him until more officers arrived to back him up, KCRA reported.

Caslita Jones, whose personal vehicle had three huge holes smashed through its back window during the protest, was angry with the students.

“If you want to protest, it’s supposed to be a peaceful protest,” Jones told KCRA. “Breaking out windows doesn’t help anything.”

Hundreds of students from the Lincoln School District ran through Sherwood Mall, disturbing shoppers and disrupting business, but nobody was arrested.

Stockton Unified School District officials called the violent protest “peaceful.”

"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 students and will not be tolerated,” the district said in a statement.

The Stockton Police had a slightly different take on the students’ activities.

“We do support the freedom to protest peacefully and freedom of speech,” Stockton Police Department’s Public Information Officer Joe Silva told KCRA.

“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,” Officer Silva said.

Watch the mayhem students caused on the streets and shopping mall in the video below:

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Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

Gen Z is not falling for your bullshit, Boomers. Milennials remember when the economy still had drive. Gen Z has grown up with nothing but economic turmoil and a half-ineffective 'war on terror', while they watch terror in their own country. Gen Z is not afraid of the "Muslim Threat," and are afraid of "the weird kid, Spencer."

Just think, by the next cycle, a whole lot of Florida Gen Zs will be voting age, and more retirees won't be around to counter. Good luck.

davidebrwn
davidebrwn

Transparent lies

Heezels
Heezels

Also keep in mind Gen Z is accruing a much more right leaning bent. The contemporary battlegrounds on college campuses today hopefully will ensure of space where freedom of speech is safe, and not so much a space for the freedom to obstain from critical thought. Unfortunately my college experiences were couched within the latter.

But as for gen z not failing for the boomers’ lies. I agree to an extent, but I think it won’t be as liberal as I assume you’d like it to be. Gen z is a generation in turmoil with itself as an identity. The economy to some respect is stable, and by that I mean a lot more stable than whiny crybaby Americans want to think it is. The very fact that obesity is more a community issue than starvation is a testament to that.

But at some point we have to draw the line on discipline. Too often parents are raising children they don’t like. And it shows in the above protest. Sometimes a voice doesn’t need to be heard, especially if that voice is only an echo of someone else’s ideological bias.

jakesj40
jakesj40

Lock the stupid brats up and make their parents pay for the damage and overtime pay for police.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@Heezels
I don't believe Gen Z being right-leaning one bit. What so far in Gen Z culture shows you they are right wing? They are growing up in a world where both crybaby liberals and "what about me" conservatives bicker on TV, and through social media, they are realizing that news is bullshit and capitalizes on the worst of every side. If anything, this generation is poised to be the most sensible, center-line generation we've ever had.

They are growing up more tolerant than ever, and seeing that trusting corporations will get you killed, or stuck in a minimum wage grind. They will be industrious, entrepreneurial, and more community - minded. They're gonna have the do-it-yourself attitude and tolerance of Gen X with the future spirit of the Greatest Generation.

I'm cheering them on, and I hope as soon as I'm old enough to realize I'm too old to making decisions for them, I get the fuck out of the way and let them take the lead.

Kinda how I wish Baby Boomers would do right now.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@Heezels
Also about college, Gen Z is seeing that you don't need college to succeed. Their biggest success stories are social media stars and cultural movers like Malala Yousafzai. Not even actors and pop stars.

Heezels
Heezels

Lol, you’re out of the loop. Take a look at the rising popularity of Milo yiannopoulos, Gavin Mcinnes, Sam Hyde... Hell even Jordan Peterson who is decidedly left leaning is considered a strong advocate of the right by most left leaning media.

And don’t give me that shit about you self-righteously attributing yourself to them as a cheerleader. All you are is a possible tyrant, especially to gen z. And if they don’t view you that way they should. Because you’re entire comment is constructed from ideological bias, as if people can be made more tolerant as a complete consequence of group association. Which is the point you have to be making to assert the claim that they’ll be more tolerant, and perfect, and amazing, and blah, blah, blah. You’re negating the possibility that their life may not have meaning, and that they’ll be aimless. If gen z does manage to balance tolerance, courage, toughness, and competence, it won’t be because of liberal or conservative rule, it’ll be because individually they found a balance. But the rate at which liberal hucksters like yourself keep telling them their misbehavior and reliance on group identity, as well teaching them to engage in momentary indulgences and be happy with “who they are” is creating a group of young people who are incompetent and impulsive.

Heezels
Heezels

The “you don’t need college to succeed” idea is also taking hold because of the backlash against universities by the right. Mainly because universities have given in to massive censorship of right wing thought.

liberals have created a counter culture.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@Heezels
All the personalities you named are muppets. And their fan base is in their 20s mostly, but that's neither here nor there. Other than that, I guess we will see.

And how old are you? This whole time I thought you were my age. You now sound twice my age.

Heezels
Heezels

I’m younger than you. I’ve recently graduated college, and I’ve spent a good deal of time talking with people who are their 20’s and younger.

Also I wouldn’t consider Jordan Peterson a “muppet” unless of course you’re talking about the Kermit the frog meme dedicated to his honor. In which case... yeah, he’s quite literally a muppet in that.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@Heezels
Jordan Peterson is the only one you named that isn't a living cartoon character, I'll give you that.

I'm also in contact with middle/high schoolers through design tutoring.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@azladyj53
Add something to the conversation, dizzy bitch.

proudnot2bliberal
proudnot2bliberal

Police need to come in & give these lil puke what they need but their pussy parents never have an 1st class ass whooping. a few swipes on the ass with a baton

CopsKidTwo
CopsKidTwo

Sounds like they made a good argument for people to be armed against those who are committing violent acts. (That would be true aggression, not the BS micro-aggressions that you hear about in the news these days.)

Rascal1966
Rascal1966

They weren't there to protest. They probably don't even know the meaning. It was just another excuse to cause destruction and mayhem!! Entitled brats!!

LetGodSortItOut
LetGodSortItOut

Look at some of these animals. The same animals that "protest" during the day shoot each other at night.
The animals want gun control for honest upper and middle class Americans that have families and property.
Meanwhile, the animals will always be able to get guns.
You liberals know exactly what youre doing. Or so you think.
Smart people see through your smokescreen.
You will NEVER get my guns or my families' guns.
Try , try as you might.

LetGodSortItOut
LetGodSortItOut

EXACTLY!
Watching these animals is a reminder for all gun owners to never forget your gun when you leave your house.
And carry spare mags!

LetGodSortItOut
LetGodSortItOut

And maybe conceal your license plates ............ ;)

b1rd
b1rd

Gen Z grew up with Obama as their president. That's why there was so much turmoil including the half effective war on terror. That has change so much in the last year. And before you go touting that Trump is riding Obama's coattails, Trump has simply been undoing what Obama did. Meanwhile these kids are willing to walk out of the classroom to protest (funny) gun violence but they won't stand up against bullying. Go figure.

b1rd
b1rd

Nice way to reference women there. Just mad because she called you out?