On Wednesday, the Broward County Sheriff’s Office released its police report on its grilling of Parkland pro-Second Amendment student Kyle Kashuv. Kashuv has spent the past several weeks meeting with legislators on both the right and the left in an attempt to broker legislation that would reduce violence in schools. But after Kashuv visited a gun range for instruction alongside his father, he was called in by armed school security for an interview. The story made national news.
Now, the Sheriff’s Office has released its report. The report states:
On April 23, 2018 I was approached by the school security supervisor Mr. Greenleaf regarding a student that posted a video on social media of himself shooting a riffle [sic]. There were students concerned about the video.
The student was Kyle Kashuv w/m [birth date]. He was asked about the video and he stated the riffle [sic] was a friend of his. He stated he went shooting with his dad and he took a video and posted it on social media. He said he didn’t threaten anyone.
Kyle [sic] mother [name redacted] was contacted and she said she knew about the video and she confirmed Kyle [sic] statement about going with his dad to the gun range. She stated he’s a good kid and wouldn’t hurt anyone.
The video was taken down prior to the meeting.
The report itself is incorrect. Kashuv did not remove the video of himself at the gun range. Kashuv told The Daily Wire:
This police report shows how incompetent the Cowards of Broward are and how unjustified this interrogation was. They can't spell "rifle" properly, calling it a "riffle" TWICE, they used my dad's name for my mom, they practically admit they hadn't bothered to read the Tweet, yet they had no problem using vicious interrogation tactics on a minor. This is why I went to the range because I need to learn how to protect myself because my area's law enforcement is systematically incompetent. Honestly, their attempt to silence me in this incident was an epic fail and actually did the polar opposite, so I wanted to thank the Cowards of Broward for strengthening my love for 2A.