By Steve Neavling
Two teenagers are leading a petition drive to strip Attorney General William Barr of a “Distinguished Achievement” award he received from his former high school at Horace Mann in 2011.
Barr graduated from the elite private school in 1967.
Recent graduates of the school, Jessica Rosberger and Kiara Royer, said they launched the Change.org petition  because of Barr’s role in ordering riot police to clear out peaceful protesters from Lafayette Square so President Trump could pose for a photo op in front of a historic church.
“I realized that Barr had taken these heinous actions,” Rosberger tells Forbes . “At the same time he was held up as a model member of our community. That was very troubling to me.”
The petition states, “Barr violated our school’s Core Values of Mutual Respect and Mature Behavior as well as our Mission Statement by infringing on the common good. William Barr should not be held as a model member of our community because of his disgraceful actions.”
The petition urges school administrators to reconsider the award in light of “this inappropriate use of power.”
Professors and faculty at another of Barr’s alma mater’s, George Washington University Law School, are calling on the attorney general to resign  because he “undermined the rule of law, breached constitutional norms, and damaged the integrity and traditional independence of his office and of the Department of Justice.”