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Lee’s Summit student group meeting ends with broken glass

Published: May. 19, 2022 at 4:23 PM CDT
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LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. (KCTV) - Two days before seniors checked out for the final time, students at a local high school said a protest happened because of a controversial group.

The group at the center of the controversy is Turning Point USA. Student’s at Lee’s Summit West High School held an informational meeting, according to the district, ahead of seeking recognition from the school as a club.

Silas Lee is a senior at Lee’s Summit West. He said students and other clubs throughout the school pushed back against the group’s formation.

“We decided that this is not something the school should stand for,” Lee said. “This is something that actively threatens most of us.”

The Turning Point USA website says their mission is to educate students about fiscal responsibility, free markets and limited government.

It goes on to say, “TPUSA activists are the community organizers of the right.”

The district released the following statement Thursday:

We reached out to a student who helped organize the Turning Point meeting and did not hear back from them.