The head of a conservative activist group was "disinvited" from a voluntary event at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., where a gunman killed 17 people on Feb. 14.
Charlie Kirk, founder of Turning Point USA, said a group of students led by shooting survivor Kyle Kashuv invited him to speak after school to those who were interested in hearing from him.
Kirk said he would be speaking about gun rights, natural rights and the Constitution in the wake of the deadly shooting at the Broward County school.
"My mission would not have been to offend. I did not want to make anyone feel uncomfortable, but instead, here’s what really troubles me. Ever since that horrific shooting, the national conversation predominately from students from that school has been about gun confiscation about taking people’s guns away," Kirk said.
Kirk said he wanted to discuss the failures of local law enforcement and the FBI, a topic he said is not often discussed -- in favor of gun control and Second Amendment critiques.
He said the school administration holds a "predominant... left-wing world view."