As of May, 16, Kyle Kashuv, Parkland School Safety Advocate, decided to step down from his position as Director of High School Outreach for Turning Point USA.
Kashuv became outspoken on pro-Second Amendment policy shortly after the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida in February of 2018.
In his statement, Kashuv states that the reason for his resignation, “in order to use my gap year, to push for more school safety legislation before I attend Harvard in the fall of 2020.”
He posted his statement on his resignation on Twitter, with a tweet titled, “I have decided to step down from my position as Director of High School Outreach for TPUSA.”
I have decided to step down from my position as Director of High School Outreach for TPUSA. pic.twitter.com/iFTDoqYKC8
— Kyle Kashuv (@KyleKashuv) May 16, 2019
His exact statement reads as follows:
“Since the tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas, which claimed 17 innocent lives, I have learned countless lessons, made just as many errors, and have been lucky enough to be part of an incredible movement towards making our schools safe. What happened in Parkland should never occur, ever.
As I approach my graduation, I’m faced with several new paths and excited to move forward with my life journey.
I have chosen to step down from my position as Director of High School Outreach in order to use my gap year, to push for more school safety legislation before I attend Harvard in the fall of 2020. There’s so much good left to accomplish: comprehensive school safety legislation is an uphill battle, but it’s my life mission to make it happen. Therefore, I will be moving to DC in the beginning of June.
I will continue to spread what I believe is a reasonable message: students should be safe at school and of the importance of the second amendment.
I’m grateful to all the young activists, all over the country, who spend these transformative years of their lives trying to transform our country into a better safer place – working to build a brighter tomorrow.
All the best, Kyle”