Evan Power, the Leon GOP Chair, has published an open letter to Superintendent Rocky Hanna concerning the use of school resources to bus certain student representatives to a rally at the Capitol related to the Parkland school shooting.
In the letter, Power asked if Hanna would do the same for an issue he did not agree with.
“Will you also allow students to be excused and use school transportation in the future to attend a rally for educational choice, tax reform, or labor union transparency? In short is this a new policy or just a one-time effort to support an idea that you politically agree with,” wrote Power.
WCTV recently reported that Superintendent Hanna supported tougher gun laws.
“How does a kid get an AR 15 and just walk in and start shooting and killing people?” Hanna said. “At what point are we going to have the courage to talk about sensible gun control? What does it take?”
Hanna told the Tallahassee Democrat Monday that he is “not endorsing the rally. I’m endorsing our students’ right to participate.”
“Educators need to educate kids on all different types of party platforms and agendas, and they choose for themselves which ideas they support and which ideas they reject,” Hanna said.