School Board Member Deceptively Claims Uvalde Shooter Was a White Nationalist – Opinion

A school shooting took place again and the left has tried their best to get it politicized as widely as they can. Democratic politicians, media activists, and others are trying desperately to exploit the Uvalde school shooting to discredit their political enemies. Standing on the graves of those who died, they pretend to be conservatives. But even at the local level, left-leaning officials are politicizing the matter – and at least one blatantly lied about the incident, claiming it was carried out by a white nationalist.

Nicole Cole (a Spotsylvania school board member) posted on Facebook Wednesday that she believed the shooting suspect at Robb Elementary School, who shot 19 children, two adults and herself, was white nationalist. She wrote:

Most American’s hearts are pained today because of the continued terrorist murders of people and children of color at the hands of white nationalists. When I hear this comment, “they [Congress, Senate, GOP local] aren’t going to do anything until it happens to their family/them”, I cringe. Because it doesn’t happen to them, they know it – THEY are the ones allowing for it to happen to other Americans.

Cole continued, insisting that the GOP “not only authorize and support guns in hands of anyone,” but they also “support radical domestic terrorist organizations and ideology to GROOM these shooters.”

The official added:

They are indoctrinating ignorant, hateful, mentally unstable (sometimes) young terrorists and defending them when they act (Rittenhouse, Boston shooter, Dylan). They refused to support the George Floyd Bill to help reign in the police inflicting terror on our communities.

She went on to further politicize the matter by urging readers to vote out the Republican politicians who supposedly inspired this “white nationalist” attack.

All the trauma and terrorism inflicted on our communities is trying to silence the public – but we have to do the OPPOSITE, communities, citizens, PARENTS, students, have to be VOCAL – and we have to VOTE them out – we have to support every effort to get them out of office from local to state to federal,” she wrote. “We have to select elected officials based on what truly impacts our children and communities – their support of public schools, their willingness to pass GUN LAWS and ownership restrictions, their willingness to support VOTING and Democracy.

Of course, we all know the problem with Cole’s post: The Uvalde shooter was Hispanic, not white. There is no evidence to suggest that Cole was white nationalist, or that the attack was political or racist.

It is possible Cole didn’t know the gunman wasn’t a white nationalist – but it’s doubtful. Reports never suggested that he was motivated by racism. She either just assumed it was a racially-motivated act because she isn’t much of a thinker or reader, or she is simply lying. It is unacceptable for local officials to mischaracterize the school in order to get cheap political points.

This is remarkable because Facebook didn’t censor it even though the content is clear misinformation. It is hard to imagine what this would look like if there were different political opinions. This is not surprising. We can expect even more of these things as the years go by. Here’s a list of posts that school boards members can hold. shouldPost in the aftermath of tragedy such as that in Uvalde. This comes from Kira Davis, our very own Kira.


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