Parkland Student Hit and Killed After Being Let Out For National Walkout

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This is what happens when the patients run the asylum. In this case, it’s a middle school where because an 11-year-old boy was let to leave the school for a walkout in order to protest American’s Second Amendment rights he is now d**d.

School officials have now confirmed that a Parkland School sixth grader who was allowed to leave campus during the National Student Walkout was k****d when he was struck by a vehicle on Friday morning on the 275 loop in Northeast El Paso Texas. The boy is confirmed to have been 11-years old and was hit by a Ford F-150 which was traveling headed north on the loop at around 10:27 am.

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The child was quickly taken to a local area hospital where he was pronounced d**d at around 11:30 am that same morning. The boy’s name was later identified and release as Jonathan Benko.

American News Daily reports:

“The news release states, “Jonathan was struck by a car this morning outside of his school, was transported to University Medical Center of El Paso and did not survive. Jonathan’s mother, Ashley, works as a Registered Nurse in UMC’s Emergency Department. His uncle, Michael Benko, is also an employee at UMC, where he works as a Respiratory Therapist.”

Ysleta Independent School District Superintendent Xavier De La Torre said the boy was with a group of about 12 to 15 students who used the National School Walkout as a way to leave Parkland Middle to go to a park.

All the district’s secondary schools had walkouts.

Eighth-grader Angela Rodriguez, 14, knew the sixth-grader who was k****d from an orchestra class they shared.

“He was a free spirit. He was fun to be around, always lighting up the room,” she said, her eyes red from crying. “He played the violin. He was very good. He was one of the best ones in the class.”

The entire school is in shock and mourning, said eighth-grader Daniela Ramirez, 14.

The school superintendent sent a voice message to all the parents informing them what had happened.

The student was hit while crossing the highway during the walkout, but was not participating in the walkout, De La Torre said.

It was “a separate, isolated event of a group of students” who left the school as other students protested g*n violence, he said.”

There is so much wrong here that I don’t even know where to start.

What was an 11-year-old child doing without adult supervision during school hours and why was he even allowed to walk out of school grounds? In our educational system’s right to indoctrinate our children they have forgotten the fact that a minor child shouldn’t be allowed to ever leave school grounds during school hours, no matter what they have decided to protest.

The principal, teachers, and superintendent should all be held responsible for the d***h of this child who was indoctrinated into leaving school grounds because of a school s******g in Texas which would have been avoided if local law enforcement would have bothered to do their job instead of catering to the liberal agenda being pushed by the school district.

Let us hope out of this terrible tragedy comes the lesson that children are to remain on school grounds during school hours, no matter what the liberal left is promoting at the moment.

Here is more on this tragic story via KFOX 14:

“EL PASO, Texas (KFOX14) — A sixth-grade student at a northeast El Paso middle school was k****d Friday morning.

The 11-year-old boy, was struck by a vehicle around 10:27 a.m. along the northbound lanes of Loop 375 near Parkland Middle School.

The boy was identified as Jonathan Benko, by University Medical Center officials.

Benko was taken to the hospital, where he died, said Sgt. Robert Gomez, of the El Paso Police Department.

Around noon, Ysleta Independent School District officials notified parents of the boy’s d***h via voicemail.

“It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we inform you of the d***h of a Parkland Middle School student who left campus this morning and was struck by a vehicle on Loop 375,” said the voicemail.

Ysleta ISD Superintendent Xavier De la Torre spoke to the media around 1:45 p.m. about the tragedy.

He said the Benko was with a group of 12 to 15 students who left the campus during a planned walkout at the school.

Nationwide, students walked out of their schools to protest g*n violence on the 19th anniversary of the Columbine shootings.

De la Torre said the group of students “breached” the school’s perimeter during a planned walkout at the school.

There was additional supervision of students during the school’s walkout but the group of students who crossed Loop 375 was trying to go to a park on the opposite side of the loop, said De La Torre.

“This group of students, in a separate, isolated incident, who decided not to participate in the walkout but instead decided to use it perhaps as a way to get off the premises and go meet at the park,” said De La Torre.

Grief counselors were called in to to help students and staff at the school, who were shocked by the news.

Classes at Parkland Middle School were not canceled, but extracurricular activities on Friday and throughout the weekend were canceled, said De La Torre.

A parent told CBS4 she immediately picked up her daughter after hearing what had happened to her daughter’s classmate.

On Friday afternoon, there was a line of parents picking up their children at the middle school.

Benko’s mother is a registered nurse at in the emergency department at UMC. His uncle is also a respiratory therapist at the hospital, UMC said.

Because the boy’s family was employed by UMC, a memorial fund has been set up by the hospital to help with expenses.

“All of us at UMC are heartbroken by the loss of a child belonging to one of our associates, especially a child as young as Jonathan,” said Jacob Cintron, UMC President & CEO. “As a father, I can only imagine how hard this must be for Ashley and her family. She is also one of our family at UMC. Our support, thoughts and prayers are with her and her family throughout this difficult time.”

Mt. Carmel Funeral Home has agreed to donate funeral services to the family.

Contributions for the family through the UMC Foundation should be mailed to:

UMC Foundation
C/O Jonathan Benko Fund
1400 Hardaway, Ste. 220
El Paso, TX, 79903

Payments can also be made online by going to and clicking on the Jonathan Benko Memorial Fund.”


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