Parkland Student Says Harvard Revoked His Admission Over Racist Comments

Jun 18, 2019

A student survivor of last year's school shooting in Parkland says Harvard University revoked his acceptance over racist comments he made in a shared Google Doc and text messages about two years ago.

Kyle Kashuv he emerged as a conservative, pro-second amendment voice from Parkland, while fellow students launched a national movement advocating for gun control. 

He has apologized for the comments that surfaced online. Yesterday, he announced on Twitter that the school asked him in May to explain the comments, which he made months before the February 2018 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. 

“We understand this outcome is disappointing, but please be aware that the Admissions Committee carefully and thoroughly considered your application in reaching its determination,” the letter from Harvard College's Dean of Admissions said.

A spokeswoman from the school told The Associated Press that the school doesn’t comment on admissions decisions.