“By all accounts, Xynides is said to be a very good young man with no prior disciplinary actions noted by school administration. Friends tell us he made a stupid mistake.” – Dade City Police commenting on Dillon Nathanial Xynides bringing an AR-15 to school following the school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.
What I find just as disturbing as moronic Florida student Dillon Nathanial Xynides bringing an AR-15 to his high school a week after 17 people were killed with one at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, is Dade City Police’s response to the incident. While I can’t believe Xynides wasn’t gunned down by police, at the same time I can. 12-year-old Tamir Rice was gunned down for having an airsoft replica, yet Xynides brought an AR-15 to his high school one week after a Florida school shooting and Dade City Police’s response was “We don’t believe he meant any harm“, “Xynides is said to be a very good young man“, and “he made a stupid mistake.” I highly doubt that would’ve been Dade City Police’s response had Xynides been a person of color. In fact, I’m pretty sure their response would have been to riddle Xynides with bullets, but there are clearly some double-standards at play here.