Photo of Kent State graduate carrying AR-10 on campus goes viral

Lester Mason
May 16, 2018

Her tweet's caption reads, "Now that I graduated from Kent State - I can finally arm myself on campus".

After university officials determined that Bennett would no longer be a student immediately after graduation, she staged her photo shoot on the day after commencement.

The series of tweets brought about many harmful threats, according to Bennett, but she said she has no apologies for the photos.

"After graduation, she joined the ranks of our proud graduates", Mansfield said.

A recent college graduate from Kent State University in OH is gaining attention online for graduation photos she posted on Twitter.

It's possible some of Bennett's classmates were uneasy with the firearm glorification, considering Kent State was the epicenter of one of the most culturally significant shootings in history when unarmed students were shot by the Ohio National Guard in 1970, resulting in 4 deaths and 9 injuries, during a protest of the Vietnam War.

In another tweet, she made it clear that her gun is an AR-10 and not an "assault rifle".

It is a tradition at many colleges for students to decorate their graduation caps with clever sayings and personal messages.

"It's a bad ass photo", she grinned. She posted screenshots of her exchange with an aggravated Twitter user who appeared to threatened her physically. "So I'm not nervous", said Bennett.

"This rifle is legally owned". Do you not see the problem here? "Don't talk about gun control when you can't even get your facts straight". "The black officer that was with us during this photoshoot loved it, actually". Where do you stand? She's now armed with a new degree in biology - the study of life, not liberties. This is her response to the policy that Kent State has, not allowing students to carry any deadly weapons. "So at the time of this photo, she and other graduates would be permitted to open carry on our campus".

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