Pro-gun student and Parkland shooting survivor Kyle Kashuv has been embroiled in an online battle with a teacher from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School — the learning institution he attends — for several days now, but it appears this “educator” had enough of cyber-bullying and graduated to the real thing.

Greg Pittman — the teacher in question — has apparently gone beyond Twitter and has started bashing Kashuv in the classroom, going so far as to refer to him as “Hitler” and saying that “something should be done about him.”

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Pittman, a Marjory Stoneman Douglas teacher, castigated Kashuv after the student shared a photo from a shooting trip with his father on social media.

Kashuv said that the photo in question, a snap from a gun range, eventually led school security to call him out of class for interrogation over the photo.

Kashuv captioned the photo, which was shared on Twitter, “It was great learning about our inalienable right of #2A and how to properly use a gun. This was my first time ever touching a gun and it made me appreciate the #Constitution even more. My instructor was very informative; I learnt a lot. #2A is important and we need 2 preserve 2A.”

Kashuv also detailed the security officers’ intense and “condescending” questioning.

Pittman engaged Kashuv on Twitter after news of the interrogation made waves on the internet, and attempted to discredit the student’s thoughts on the Second Amendment and free speech.

On Twitter, Pittman blasted Kashuv as “attention-seeking” and called Kashuv’s intelligence into question over the student’s outspoken desire to preserve First and Second Amendment rights in the U.S.

“Poor taste is being kind,” Pittman said of Kashuv’s decision to post the offending photos and videos from the shooting range.

On Twitter, he wrote, “So… I just got a call from a friend of mine from @GregPittman1957‘s class and he apparently compared me to Hitler in class and said I am a piece of crap. The rant was about 10-minutes during class time and how he was right and I was wrong with my comments and that the school said he can’t Tweet at me anymore, yet… he did. Oh well. Guess he is a vile moron.”

A second student also came forward and backed up Kashuv’s claim:

“I was in class on April 25th with Gregory Pittman and near the end of class the discussion led to Kyle Kashuv’s tweet about going to the gun range,” the student said, according to a statement posted on Kashuv’s Twitter. “Pittman expressed that he could not speak badly about Kyle because he was specifically told by administration not to. Pittman began talking about what an ass Kyle was and called him ‘the next Hitler’ and said that he was ‘dangerous’ and something needed to be done about him.”

Kashuv later added, “My grandfather was one of the only survivors of the holocaust out of his entire family, and now a teacher is calling me the next Hitler because I have different political views. Sad!”

This man is supposed to be an educator, someone helping to equip young people to think critically and engage with differing views in an intelligent manner.

Instead, Pittman is just another tool of indoctrination attempting to bully a kid for thinking differently, for not just going with popular thought on an issue that directly impacts his life. It’s disgusting to say the least.

The school should not continue allowing this guy to teach children if he’s going to verbally assault them and bully them for holding a difference of opinion. This goes against everything a teacher is supposed to stand for.

The question that remains to be answered is whether or not Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School will have the intestinal fortitude to stand on their principles and do the right thing by holding Pittman accountable for his actions, or whether they’ll protect one of their own?


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