Covington students are still kids — Why did so many adults ignore that in the rush to condemn them?

Over the weekend, many people attended the March for Life in Washington, including a group of students from Covington Catholic High School in Kentucky. A video from the event taken just steps from the Lincoln Memorial surfaced – an edited video – which seemed to portray a group of students from Covington Catholic High School as provoking, harassing and insulting a man by the name of Nathan Philips. He is a Native American elder chief.

The video spread as fast as wildfire and the students were harshly condemned. It was covered by the media on television, radio, in print and of course online. The school quickly announced that it would suspend the student(s) involved for their alleged behavior because it violated the Covington School’s code of conduct. The mayor of Covington even publicly condemned their behavior.

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