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US 'Skinhead lesbian': GOP candidate attacks Parkland teen Emma Gonzalez

01:35  14 march  2018
01:35  14 march  2018 Source:   nbcnews.com

How a Republican teacher groomed Parkland teens for the fight of their lives

  How a Republican teacher groomed Parkland teens for the fight of their lives MIAMI - Jeff Foster doesn't think Marco Rubio is a "child murderer." And he doesn't think a ban on assault weapons is likely to pass. Unlike many of the students he advises, the Advanced Placement government teacher at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School sees "merit" in arming faculty members and tightening gun laws. Foster, who is far from the liberal teacher stereotype, has been credited nonetheless for grooming students like Emma Gonzalez, Delaney Tarr and David Hogg for their new roles as teenage activists leading a nationwide push for stricter gun laws.

Image: Emma Gonzalez, a senior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, speaks to the media after calling for more gun control at a rallyEmma Gonzalez, a senior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, speaks to the media after calling for more gun control at a rally three days after the shooting at her school, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on Feb. 17, 2018. © Provided by NBCU News Group, a division of NBCUniversal Media LLC Image: Emma Gonzalez, a senior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, speaks to the media after calling for more gun control at a rallyEmma Gonzalez, a senior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, speaks to the media after calling for more gun control at a rally three days after the shooting at her school, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on Feb. 17, 2018.

A Republican candidate for the Maine House of Representatives has used Twitter to attack two students who survived a mass shooting at a Florida high school, calling one of them, who is openly bisexual, a "skinhead lesbian" and the other a "bald-faced liar."

'68 Los Angeles school protesters see link to Parkland teens

  '68 Los Angeles school protesters see link to Parkland teens Participants of a 1968 Los Angeles high school walkout over dropout rates, paddle beatings for speaking Spanish and other issues say they are hearing echoes of those protests in the voices of outraged students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, where 17 people died in a mass shooting. (Devra Weber/La Raza Photograph collection/UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center via AP) ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.

"There is nothing about this skinhead lesbian that impresses me and there is nothing that she has to say unless you're frothing at the mouth moonbat," Leslie Gibson wrote about 18-year-old Emma Gonzalez, one of the most visible student activists to emerge from the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, which left 17 people dead.

Gibson is the only declared candidate for the 57th District and told Maine's Sun Journal it was "not appropriate to single out the Parkland students," who have been vocal about their desire for stricter gun control. But he said he stands firm in his defense of "our constitutional rights." He said he served in the military and took an oath "to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States."

Florida judge enters not-guilty plea for suspected Parkland shooter

  Florida judge enters not-guilty plea for suspected Parkland shooter A Florida judge on Wednesday entered a not-guilty plea for Nikolas Cruz, who is charged with 17 counts of premeditated first-degree murder and 17 counts of attempted murder for a February shooting spree at a high school in Parkland, Florida. Cruz, 19, chose to remain mute during the arraignment hearing in Broward County circuit court. Judge Elizabeth Scherer then entered the not-guilty plea on his behalf.

Pat Fogg, a Democratic organizer in the town of Greene, Maine, said, "That sort of stupidity really turns people off." Fogg added that she hopes someone will jump into the race to challenge Gibson.

Gibson has since deactivated his Twitter account, but multiple news outlets have taken screen shots of his offending remarks.

Meanwhile, furor over Gibson's comments has erupted on social media, with some, like Fogg, calling for another candidate to join the race just to oppose him.

Gonzalez has not yet responded to Gibson's remarks.

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