High Point man removed from Florida college after standing in front of Confederate monument in Virginia

WXII 12 News – by DaVonté McKenith

A High Point man, who stood in front of the General Robert E. Lee statue at Emancipation Park in Charlottesville, has been removed from his college in Florida.

Allen Armentrout stood in front of the statue on Tuesday, days after a deadly rally Saturday where a car crashed into a crowd and killed a woman after unrest and violence between protesters and white nationalists and neo-Nazi organizations.  

Armentrout says he made the trip to Charlottesville to honor Lee, calling him “the greatest American that ever lived.” Armentrout stood at the statue with a semi-automatic handgun, an AR-15 rifle and a Confederate flag. His purpose was to honor and defend a statue that he loved, according to Armentrout.

While standing in front of the monument, Armentrout was met with those who didn’t agree with his actions. According to CNN, one man told Armentrout: “This is our town. Your people have killed us. You tore up our town. You ruined business. The statue is coming down,” to which Armentrout responded “No, it’s not. The state of Virginia has a law that protects monuments like this.”

On Thursday, Armentrout found out the staff of Pensacola Christian College decided to terminate his enrollment.

“I have been released from my school and will be unable to return to college to finish my senior year,” said Armentrout. “I’m processing this and making adjustments to my life to compensate for this scrutiny.”

Armentrout says getting the news about his removal from the school has been gut-wrenching.

“I’m a born-again Christian and I believe this wrench has hindered my attempt to serve the Lord. I believe a Christian institution should support patriotic individuals who want to stand for American tradition and beliefs. It really hurts me a lot when you try to do what’s right and you get attacked,” said Armentrout.

Armentrout said he is desperately seeking a college that would welcome him after his choice to stand in front of the statue.

“At the college I was attending, my contract provided my fourth year free if I paid my payments on time, which I worked very hard to do,” said Armentrout. “Now, essentially, if I want to complete my undergrad, I’ll have to pay, which I don’t have the resources to pay for a fourth year.”

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Armentrout declined to comment any further to WXII 12 News, only saying he is unavailable until he’s able to “sort out the chaos” in his life “caused by those who wish to destroy Southern heritage.”

WXII 12 News reached out to Pensacola Christian College in attemps to clarify why Armentrout was removed.

“We do not share any private information about the students. Our hearts certainly go out to people suffering there and we are thinking about them from afar,” said Amy Glenn, the college’s chief communication officer.


One thought on “High Point man removed from Florida college after standing in front of Confederate monument in Virginia

  1. So much for freedom of expression in the USA. The jews have worked for a hundred and fifty years for the day they were in this position to destroy our constitution and bill of rights. People surely have learned by now that diversity is the agitating jew’s strength, no one elses, the modus operandi it employs to destroy the cultures it snakes it way into playing innocent victim, escaping it’s last dying host, howling it is being hounded for unwarranted accusations of genocide, they are the greatest persecutors the earth has ever hosted. The cancer on the human races body. The right eye that offends and must be plucked out,sooner or later.

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