Harvard Rescinds Acceptance of Pro-Gun Parkland Shooting Survivor Kyle Kashuv

It has been reported that Harvard has rescinded their acceptance of pro-gun, conservative activist Kyle Kashuv to their 2023 undergraduate class. Kashuv is a survivor of the 2018 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

During a Monday morning tweet, Kashuv told his 300,000+ Twitter followers that some of his potential future classmates had put pressure on the university to void his admittance. This was after news reports surfaced where Kashuv had included derogatory remarks in a study document and text messages when he was 16.

There is more explanation and commentary on the situation on Kashuv's Twitter page.

Kashuv reached out to the unversity's Office of Diversity and Inclusion to start up a conversation about how he could expand his outreach to communities that include mostly minorities.

Despite this outreach he received a letter on June 3 that informed him his acceptance had been withdrawn after a vote was held. Despite an attempt to meet with admissions officials on the campus the university declined all requests.

The conservative activist has not given up. He continues to explore all options while he plans his next steps.

"In the end, this isn't about me, it's about whether we live in a society in which forgiveness is possible or mistakes brand you as irredeemable, as Harvard has decided for me."

Hat tip: Free Beacon