A survivor of a 2016 school shooting in Ohio said he felt like he was "shot all over again" after being told to apologize for taking part in a mass student walkout.
Cooper Caffrey and 42 other students received detention after walking out of Madison High School in Middletown as part of the March 14 protests that took place all over the country, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer.
The walkout came one month after the Florida school shooting in Parkland left 17 people dead, and two years after Caffrey was injured by gunfire at his school. Student James Austin Hancock had stolen a gun from his great-grandmother.
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In addition to detention, the 43 students who walked out were told by Madison school board President David French that they should apologize to the school resource officer.
"It was like being shot all over again," the 16-year-old Cooper would tell his father about French's demand, according to the Enquirer.
Students at 3,000 schools across the country participated in the walkouts, and more than 100,000 kids in New York City alone took part.
Cooper was wounded while eating chicken nuggets in the cafeteria, according to the Enquirer. Another student was also wounded, and two others were injured by shrapnel while running away.
His father did tell the newspaper that he was thankful for how school officials helped his son after the shooting.
"The whole purpose of a walkout is to protest against an establishment," Marty Caffrey wrote on Facebook, according to the Enquirer. "I do not expect the establishment to support the walkout."