KENT, Ohio (AP) — A Kent State University graduate is not apologizing for posting graduation photos of herself carrying a rifle on campus.
Kaitlin Bennett tweeted that she could “arm herself” now that she was a graduate. Along with the AR-10 rifle, the photo shows a mortar board with the words: “Come and take it.” The school prohibits students, faculty, and staff from carrying “deadly weapons.”
Now that I graduated from @KentState, I can finally arm myself on campus. I should have been able to do so as a student- especially since 4 unarmed students were shot and killed by the government on this campus. #CampusCarryNow pic.twitter.com/a91fQH44cq
— Kaitlin Marie (@KaitMarieox) May 13, 2018
Bennett said she should have been able to carry the weapon as a student “especially since 4 unarmed students were shot and killed by the government.” That was a reference to Ohio National Guardsmen killing four students and wounding nine others at the school during a Vietnam War protest in 1970.
University spokesman Eric Mansfield tells WJW-TV Bennett notified the school that she was going to have the photos taken.