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Citing private chats, Parkland teacher says students like David Hogg don't 'speak for all students

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A Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School teacher recently admitted that through private conversations she discovered not all students at the school are necessarily on board with their fellow students' calls for gun control.

What do we know?

During a Friday discussion with NRA TV's Dana Loesch, the teacher — who wished to remain anonymous — said that some students in the school feel misrepresented by student activists like David Hogg, Emma Gonzalez, and others who have moved to the forefront of the teen gun control movement.

In a article first published at The Daily Caller, Kerry Picket — NRA TV correspondent and Sirius XM radio host — recapped the portion of Dana Loesch's "Relentless" NRA TV program in which the interview aired.

"I’ve had some students approach me privately to talk to me about it, but I should note that those student activists none of them were ever in any danger during this whole thing ... none of them except for the one girl Samantha Fuentes," the unnamed teacher told Loesch.

"I have students in my class that were shot, but you don’t see them," the teacher added. "They have the most personal experience of anyone except for that one girl."

Student activist Hogg was embroiled in a feud with Fox News host Laura Ingraham last week over a tweet she sent that caused him to be offended. As a result of Hogg's social media demands, no less than seven advertisers jumped ship on Fox's "The Ingraham Angle."

Hogg, at the time of this writing, still refuses to accept Ingraham's apology.

In a February CNN interview, Gonzalez and Hogg called the NRA "child murderers," among other things just a month later.

What are the students saying?

The faculty member noted that the unidentified students with whom she's spoken to have reportedly said that they do not support peers like Hogg and Gonzalez.

"There have been a lot of my students that have spoken to me about it privately, and they’ve told me word for word as well as paraphrasing that these kids don’t speak for all students," the teacher explained.

The school staffer added that the media scrutiny is making the transition from February's mass killing to attempting a day-to-day life of normalcy rather difficult.

"Every single day since we’ve come back to school, I have kids out in the hall crying because of the emotional toll that it’s taken, and we haven’t started to heal yet, because we’re in the news every single day, and every single day there are helicopters circling overhead," the teacher said.

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