In 1212 A.D. a 12-year-old boy named Stephen announced, “I have encountered the Lord! He has given me a letter!” The letter purportedly authorized young Master Stephen to preach Crusade. (Background: Children’s Crusade Against Guns, Ersjdamoo’s Blog, March 10, 2018.)
But where did earthly approval for the Children’s Crusade originate? In 1425 A.D., a 13-year-old Joan of Arc saw visions of figures she identified as Saint Michael, Saint Catherine, and Saint Margaret, who told her to drive out the English from France. The Dauphin, the son of King Charles VI, ordered background inquiries and a theological examination to verify her morality. There were fears that Joan might be a sorceress or a heretic.  The point is that someone must have examined and approved the claim of young Master Stephen.
When members of the Children’s Crusade reached Italy, the Pope honored them by granting a personal audience. 
Theorized is that the Roman Catholic Church at least gave tacit approval for the Children’s Crusade. It would have served the overall purpose of re-igniting fervor for Crusades into Palestine: Morale was at a low ebb after the capture of Jerusalem by the Saracens; the Church could chide the adults by saying, “Look at you! You do nothing while the Holy City is under the yoke of the infidel! Your own children put you to shame!”
The Children’s Crusade Against Guns was born almost immediately after the February 14, 2018 Parkland Valentine’s Day Massacre. Debbie Wasserman Schultz and her aides touched base with Stoneman Douglas High School junior and NeverAgain leader-in-training Jaclyn Corin on February 15 – one day after the shooting. Thereafter, preliminary arrangements were made to bus a hundred Stoneman Douglas students and fifteen chaperones to Tallahassee to address the Florida state legislature. 
Even earlier, Apostle of the movement, young Master Hogg, had ridden his bicycle to the school at 6 pm on February 14th, put himself in front of media cameras, and pleaded for an end to the mass shootings. Hogg appeared on CNN the next morning and demanded that something must be done. 
Meanwhile, even as the latest Children’s Crusade was being born, other events were unfolding. Surveillance video footage from Stoneman Douglas High School was removed from the custody of the School Board, according to a petition filed this past week by three media outlets. CNN, Herald Media, and Sun Sentinel are claiming this is in violation of Florida’s Public Records Act. The petition is filed against the Broward County Sheriff’s Office, Sheriff Scott Israel, and others. But the Broward State Attorney’s Office has filed a motion to block public records requests for #Parkland shooting video claiming it would be “detrimental to the fair presentation of evidence” to a jury and “potentially” Nikolas Cruz’s due process rights.  
——- Sources ——-
 “Joan of Arc”, Wikipedia, March 10, 2018. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joan_of_Arc
 The Crusades: History & Myths Revealed, by Michael Paine. New York: Fall River Press, 2009.
 “Parkland Shooting: Top 10 Reasons For Deeper Interrogation”, by James F. Tracy. February 24, 2018. https://jamesftracy.wordpress.com/2018/02/24/parkland-shooting-top-10-reasons-for-deeper-interrogation/
 “Florida shooting survivor explains how his generation can force a change on guns”, by Jen Kirby. Vox, February 20, 2018. https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2018/2/20/17030294/florida-shooting-survivor-david-hogg-gun-control