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Cliven Bundy’s Grandkids Yanked from School Because They Can’t Carry Weapons in Class

Cliven Bundy’s son has pulled his five kids out of public school in Mesquite all because they cannot carry a pocket knife in class.

Ryan Bundy has a long track record of trouble with authority, claiming as far back as 1994 that he did not recognize “federal authority” and challenging the law.

In his latest standoff with authority, the infamous rancher’s son  is demanding that not allowing his kids to carry a knife to their Nevada school is somehow turning them into criminals.

The dispute started after Ryan Bundy was told his 15-year-old daughter would have to keep her pocket knife at home from now on because it is considered a banned weapon under school policy.

That angered Bundy because he said that he has taught all of his five kids to always be carrying a knife around.

“I’ve taught my children a knife is important to have,” he said. “It’s a tool that you use, and you need to have one with you at all times,” especially to do chores on the ranch.

He also said that calling his kids out for their knives is treating them like ‘delinquents’, which he just can’t have happen.

They’re trying to make my child a criminal – and any other child a criminal – for simply having something, and that is not right,” he said, not fully explaining how making his follow the rules while in school made them feel like felons.

The tussle with school administrators came just as his 15-year-old daughter was about to start her freshman year at the public high school, something she was looking forward to according to the teen.

Now the freshman said she hopes it is all over soon so she can go back to school and be with her friends.

“I hope that [he] somehow figures this out because I still would like to go to this school,” she said, “I really don’t want to be homeschooled.”

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