By Jack Burns
Time out, lunch detention, and in-school suspension are all forms of discipline, among others, which teachers have employed to punish students for misbehavior. But after Frank Harvey, 17, a Manville, NJ, high school senior, completed a pro-2nd Amendment project, his school ordered him to get his head checked.
The incident began Monday after Harvey, as many students sometimes do, left his USB drive in the computer lab. Another student opened Harvey’s 11th-grade project and reported him to school officials.
At 7pm Monday evening, Harvey’s family said they were paid a visit by local law enforcement, who investigated Harvey’s claims the project was from last school year, and cleared him of any criminal mischief.
But that apparently wasn’t enough to satisfy the Manville School District who suspended and then promptly ordered Harvey to undergo a 5-hour psychological evaluation stemming from the months later discovery of his anti-gun control project.
It seems the teacher, who assigned the work, can no longer recall having done so. But the 12th grader disagrees and so does his family.
Harvey said his teacher approved his topic (against gun control), he completed the project, and received an “A” for his efforts.
Harvey, now a 12th-grader, says he completed the project as an assignment for his College Career Readiness class during the 2015-16 school year.
Screenshots of the video project titled “About Guns” show Harvey’s position was supportive of an individual’s right to self-defense using guns. He cited several incidents involving home break-ins that were thwarted when a homeowner fought back with a firearm.
Harvey also inserted a few political cartoons which suggested citizens should arm themselves in the event of an active shooter scenario, and another which stated gun-free zones don’t keep citizens safer.
The Harvey family, so disturbed by the demand their son undergo a psychological evaluation, and desiring to clear their son’s name, took their case to the court of public opinion and notified New Jersey’s News Channel 12.
“I’ve never been a violent person,” the soft-spoken young man told reporter Chris Keating adding, “I’ve never had detention in my life!”
Explaining further, he said, “It was assigned by the teacher and I got the topic which was anti-gun control approved by the teacher.”
Harvey’s mother Mary Vervan said, “I’m not taking him for a psychological evaluation because this teacher is lying and won’t own up to what she did.” Vervan alleges, “the teacher assigned it, my son did his homework, and he got kicked out of school for it.”
“They basically labeled them, pigeonholed them, torment them, hold that against them, watch every move they make,” Vervan said in reference to the treatment her son received.
The Manville School District refused to comment on Harvey’s individual case with reporters but the incident has now made national news in what appears to be yet another suppression of a student’s right to free speech, notably speech involving a position supportive of firearms.
His family, instead of complying with the school district’s orders, withdrew Harvey from Manville High School and he now says he’s focused on earning his GED.
Jack Burns writes for TheFreeThoughtProject.com, where this article first appeared.
These are the same fanatical tactics used against Frank Harvey(above) …as used against the Texas female college student, Rohini Sethi, who had the audacity to state that “All Lives Matter”… whereupon she was faced with a 50 day suspension & forced to take a ‘Diversity’ course…write an apology & rewrite her earlier stand on the issue…absolute ‘goose-stepping’ Police State lunacy dictated from George Soros/ Bill Gates type NGO’s that are now heavily financing fascist Kommon Kore type neo-fascist curriculum protocols, overtly influencing the spineless sycophants & ‘boot lickers’ of the senior administrators in these colleges & universities completely ignoring the US Constitution!
….This is the ‘Totalitarian-tip-toe’ morphing into a full-on march of hegemonic NWO fascism …period…end of story….Welcome to the 4th Reich.
It has concerned me how this so-called “Politically Correct” movement is becoming rapidly more and more violently restrictive – just the way Mao’s Cultural Revolution did about 50 years ago. We are in a similar destructive spiral. We will soon be killed because we don’t comply with the “PC police.” Arm yourselves, become proficient, let folks know where you stand; as we may soon be fighting for our lives as well as our liberty. Perhaps it is time for the “Militia” to stand up and be counted.
That’s because it only goes in one direction. If you think it can’t happen here, It Always Happens Here!
Funny, but one would think believing that “all” lives matter would mean that person has a deep sense of diversity already…
They used to teach marksmanship in school. Now they teach Marxmanship. Evilution was a major contributor to the direction reeducation has been driven.
Hey thats pretty good
Thank You. I wish it wasn’t true though…times are not going to get better until after they get much worse.
It took 100 years to destroy the dollar and 50 years to destroy the blacks. They had a plan. Now we need a plan
Hat tip on your cleaver observation.
Thanks. My mom always said I’d grow up to be a wit…I think she was only half correct
So, are you a sit-down or stand-up comedian? Good stuff.
I do some of my best work when I “sit-down” on porcelain. That’s when stuff just flows outta me.
i actually took a course in jr high school i think i turned out ok didnt turn into a terriorist
come on now, you don’t really want a bunch of transgendered kids running around with guns now, do you?
As I said “:Evilution was a major contributor to the direction reeducation has been driven” Where do you think this transgender movement started? Are you also among those that do not have understanding of spiritual principles? When values and morality are eroded, sin and evil replace self-restraint and good; and along with that comes the spiritual authority over the people that choose to give themselves over to live in pleasure. It is a steep, slippery slope that can only lead to destruction. The occult leaders of this one world order are very zealously dedicated to their service to Satan and a key icon in their religion was Aleister Crowley. Aleister Crowley’s “Law Of Thelema” is key to Satan and his angels obtaining dominion in the lives of mankind…i.e. “Do what thou wilt, shall be the whole of the law…” Jesus Christ said “Not my will, but Thine be done” The flesh is at enmity against God.
Every Word of God is pure, and the prophecies written therein shall stand certain.
I was using satire.
What a bunch of unhinged, incoherent bullshit. Educational failure at it’s finest.
“God(s) did it” has not ever been the answer.
his parents should sue the f**k out of that school
Clueless idiots running put license schools, literally. God bless that kid.
It is for this very reason that this nation is falling.
Harvey is the victim and the schools, cops, et al are complicit in wrongly vilifying him.
KUDOS to the VERVAN’s – Harvey, consider running for congress we need you, badly.
THUMBS down to the MANVILLE Kommon Kore Korriculum district.
Thank goodness his parents are fighting this. Since when does a school get to order a psyche eval? They should sue because if the school gets away with it others will suffer and getting into college will be much harder for him if his name is not cleared.
It’s been since the psyche professions were allowed into the schools to label our children with ADHD, sell them addiction-and-brain causing drugs, all while parents jumped on the bandwagon against their children’s best interests.
They should countersue for the school officials to all have psych evals and sic the police on those administrators for Child Abuse and Neglect
Poor little cup cakes, living in such a big scary world.
There’s two kinds of parents. Parents who homeschool and complete idiots.
Some parents don’t have the money or the time from having to work so much to homeschool the children and keep them out of the POS (Politically Opressive Schools)
1. It costs less money than sending a kid to school
2. It literally only takes 2-3 hours a day. If you can’t find 2-3 hours a day for your child, what kind of parent are you?
If that kid ever wants to own a gun; he better not get that psych evaluation. It will automatically put him in the NICS system with a mental disorder for gun purchase denial.
The only people needing psych evaluations are those leftists in Academia who have a war against our Bill Of Rights! Then they should be fired as well!
I agree, Fire the bastards… right out of the mouth of a howitzer into a shark infested region of the ocean. The Sharks would probably get indigestion though and that would make PETA mad…
They claim it was a student finding it, but probably school/government spying.
Stupid thugs believe that Free Speech is only for them.
I sense we are only getting part of the story. Why wouldn’t the family fight this injustice and sue, rather than just drop out? What’s the rest of the story?
Perhaps they are. Some things take time. The bigger concern here is why are Americans sitting on their thumbs rather than pushing back against this form of tyranny?
Ever heard of money????
How does the financial motive result in dropping out? Why not stay in school and challenge the ruling and sue? Something is missing in this story, and it’s not money.
The abuse and misuse of official power is rampant. If it’s not the cops abusing their power, it’s the school officials who still have control over a senior in high school. The rules and laws for psych evaluations are crystal clear, and this young man’s record is also crystal clear, towit, not one detention or problem ever. Unfortunately for him, he’s one of the 48% of students and minors not being officially drugged with anti-depressants, psychotropics, Ritalin, Adderall and other “legal” drugs. In a nation of tattle tales, snitches and informants, coupled with a nation of power hungry, over controlling officials, it’s next to impossible for a normal person to navigate the road to Freedom. Thank heavens this young person’s parents are 100% in support of him. Shame on that teacher who chose to lie and harm Harvey rather than tell the truth (and possibly lose her job). Clearly, the fascist politically correct movement is still the Boss at the Manville, NJ high school. Marxism is right.
Unfortunately some the worst spineless bastards have become “teachers” or what passes as such these days, makes you glad you grew up with the teachers of long ago and even then by high school the mentally screwed up ones were showing their psychosis, taking their problems out on innocent students, good students too, made me take the GED early so I could get out of it cause I’d go off on them and ooh how they didn’t like that especially when they found out they couldn’t do anything about it since I was already in the alternative classes. You can also just provide your kids with all the books you can get your hands on, if your kids are into learning and want to get somewhere, they’ll self teach themselves a lot that way and I’m sure there’s plenty of things you can find online that can help you to figure out “class plans” same as what teachers come up with so you can home school them, take them to museums, opera, classical music concerts etc anything to grow their interests in the direction they want to pursue, it’s good for bonding with them as well, helping them avoid all the pitfalls that can come with the teen years or earlier these days.
The Satanic secret globalist organized crime syndicate wants to disarm all good people so we will be helpless against the terrorists, murderers, rapists, tyrants who will always have guns.
Another good reason to hate gov. schools. Any parent sending their kids to gov. schools is irresponsible and an idiot.
Yes and no, they should be pissed that our public schools have deteriorated into the pathetic excuse for an education that they’ve become, we all pay for them and somewhere along the line they just started hiring anyone they could find to teach and clearly there are a lot of them who shouldn’t be let anywhere near our kids. Not all parents can afford or have the time to send them to private or home school them, they have both parents scrambling just to keep the family’s heads above water which is a completely planned scenario imo, they need us all uneducated as much as possible since it’s much easier to control us and keep our minds on everything but them and the screwed up mess they’ve made of everyones lives, the last thing they want is a population that just might figure out what’s really going on and do something about it.
I have said the same thing on other posts: We didn’t raise kids knowing for forty years now (making decision to be child free in 70’s) gov was corrupt to the core and globalist agendas. We were both blue collar workers and we knew then we couldn’t afford kids. People don’t need kids if mom can’t stay home and home school or work and pay for Christian schools. America has a zero future like a train headed over into a bottomless pit. Young folks (most) will go along with tyranny because they have not been taught values.
State sponsored terrorism.
How many times have I told you! You vill do as instructed.Failure to follow strict orders and you vill be transferred to a F.E.M.A. camp.Vee just call zem that so you vont think it’s a concentration camp.
This highlights one of three reasons why the Second Amendment is
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Notice to Christians: Ted R. Weiland, aka Kingdom Ambassador, advocates the abolishment of the U.S. Constitution and attempts to “prove” from the Bible that this is what God wants, too. No, I’m not kidding.
Notice to Christians: Grundune is a Mormon who rejects Christ and the Word of God (see John 1:1-3, 14; 1 Timothy 3:16, 2 John 1:7-11, etc.) and whose “Doctrine and Covenants” demand he defend the Constitution as divinely inspired (D&C 101:80, etc.), much the same as with the Book of Mormon. He
knows if the Constitution is exposed for the biblically seditious document it is, that the entire Mormon house of cards comes tumbling down.
Academia, has managed to turn out at least 2 generations of ‘social engineered’ Marxist socialists. They start their brainwashing in JK and continue thru university graduation. WHY? Because academia is led by Progressive bullies who aren’t challenged for their deception. Until academia is brought to task, the socialism will spread like a virus. Progressivism has been around for decades, back to at least early 20th century. It kinda died out when WWII began. It was quiet for a few more decades but has, once again, reared it’s ugly head. Only, this time, our leaders of western nations are are on board, not with reining it in but accommodating it. In America, think “common core”. We have to stop them while we still have a chance.
I recall the days when I was in high school and the gun safety course was taught by the Superintendent of schools.
If everything reported in this article is true, the teacher should be fired or face disciplinary action somehow. If the assignment was made and the student presented it and it was graded, that should have been enough to end the discussion.
HUMANIST School system, and the current wind is blowing AGAINST logic.
The student wrote a paper in support of the Constitution, and the school called the cops on him. This is so bizarre I cannot believe it. The right to bear arms is a basic civil right. All this kid did was write a paper defending that right, which is protected by the Constitution. And the school called the cops on him. Unbelievable. This is thought control, censorship, and indoctrination. The parents were right to take him out of that school.
The school administrators should have been suspended for this.
Why wasn’t/isn’t this young man Home Schooled?
Home-schooling is not the best answer to issues like this – for most parents, it is a measure of last resort. Not that there is anything wrong with home-schooling. In fact, most of the research that I have seen suggest there is very little down-side to home-schooling other than a lack of subject expertise on the part of the “teacher.” It is hard for a parent or parents to be capable of teaching all high school subjects at a high level of proficiency. Fortunately, nowadays that drawback can be mitigated with solid curriculum documents, good textbooks, and proficient use of the Internet.
If it were my child in this situation, I would pull him out of school too. I just wouldn’t think that I had solved anything because pulling a child out of the school system does nothing to improve the school system. It does nothing to address the underlying problem. At best, it only solves a problem for one child. I hope that more parents will work to change this sort of absurd overreach from within the educational system instead of abandoning it. Seems to me that if we want a good educational system, we need to make sure that the values of inclusion, diversity, and social justice that the political left loves to preach are expanded to everyone, not just minority or special interest groups.
Administrators at this school, and the school board need to answer some questions. For instance: 1) How does your decision to suspend this child for holding a view contrary to yours help to promote education in critical thinking? 2) How does your decision promote citizenship and knowledge of the constitution, in particular the first and second amendments. 3) How does your decision to use information gathered by (potentially) unlawfully accessing a student’s private computer storage device fit with existing cybercrime legislation.
i’m forwarding this article to the NRA and authentic civil rights groups, not the aclu.
maybe they can help/
Contact the ACLJ, American Center for Law & Justice, and the NRA. You’ll get a pro bono representation out of them for sure, and probably will anyway as an incident of NRA membership (there is some legal representation given as insurance.) Don’t back down! That’s what the school wants. Pull the filthy libtard dept. of education right out into the open and sue the pants off them! Make examples out of them all, just like they all do to the right wingers. It’s do or die now son, the election is here, and will probably be martial-lawed out of existence.
ACLJ does not take cases that do not promote the religious causes that their constituents financially support. I have called them regarding infringements of liberty before. They are an IRS owned US-26-501-(c)-3 Corporation that serves the dollar, not righteousness.
WE are being backed into a corner
and the walls are closing in,
and WE are all looking at each other
because WE know WE are to blame.
Good on the parents for removing their son and following through. Abolish the free, compulsory, centralized government school system. Start with the Dept. of Education and the NEA.
He’d a visit from the Obama Gestapo.
It’s not the “school” , which is merely the fiction and ostensible public institution, it’s the individuals that hide behind public office whilst harming the public trust, that need be charged in their private capacity
His parents did the right thing. Too many would have caved.