A junior at Kent State University is claiming that she was wrongfully detained by campus police after other students at the school overheard her mention her concealed carry permit during a phone conversation.
Leandra Westbrook, who is studying political science, recently spoke with Campus Reform where she said that during a phone conversation with a friend on April 27, she mentioned: “how it is a shame that I cannot carry a gun on campus, considering I have my carry license.”
Some student cadet officers were none too happy to hear such a sentiment coming from the obviously pro-Second Amendment junior, so they took it upon themselves to tattle to campus police about her around noon that same day.
Then, just as Westbrook was about to begin a quiz in her anatomy class, in walked campus law enforcement officers, who removed her from the class — in front of 200 other students — and searched her.
Though Westbrook understands that the officers were “just doing their jobs,” she maintains that that the student cadets reported her in bad faith.
“I do not believe they genuinely thought I was a threat, because I specifically said I had a license to carry,” Westbrook told Campus Reform. “In the conversation I had, there was no way to misinterpret what I said, or to even suggest that I had a gun with me.”
She noted that she “would not be surprised if the student cadet who reported me was targeting me for being pro-Second Amendment,” adding that she’s historically faced harassment and vague threats from her peers due to her conservative beliefs.
Westbrook stated that she was “too shaken up and disturbed to return back to class” after the incident occurred. A few days later she met with the Dean of Students to inform him of the harassment she received.
As you might expect from the indoctrination centers we call “college campuses,” the dean told her there’s nothing that can be done about the incident.
However, Westbrook stated she’s not taking this laying down, as she’s already decided to report the folks who reported her for having a gun to the police for falsifying a report.
The young lady has decided to wait until after finals to make the report so as not to interfere with other students’ schedule.
Source: Campus Reform
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