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Harford Co. Schools Not Allowing Students To Walk Out To Protest School Violence

Wichita students will walk out of class, despite punishment

Representative Dustin White is condemning schools participating in the National Student Walkout scheduled for next week.

"We feel that the school shootings across the nation, such as the Florida school shooting, are proof that there must be real action taken by students, parents, teachers, but most importantly, our Congress", Raptosh said in a press release.

For 17 minutes at 10 a.m. across each time zone on March 14, students, faculty, and supporters around the world will walk out of their schools to honor the 17 people killed in the shooting at the Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School and to protest gun violence.

Educators and administrators are following a fine line between allowing the students' free speech and encouraging their planned walkout.

Dover High juniors Parker Colby, 17, and Ryan Long, 16, do not plan to walk out.

Jabo says, "as we looked at what others are doing and we reflect on who we are, as a Catholic school in particularly, we felt this would be an effective way to get our students involved and be a good witness of another approach which we feel will be very effective".

Students will not face disciplinary action for peacefully participating in the walkout, Olson said.

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The Rapid City Area Schools say that if any student leaves the campus or does not return to class after the 17 minutes they will then be marked absent.

"I cannot support or endorse allowing our students, your children, to participate in walking out of school which could place them into a potentially unsafe situation", Sharp wrote.

Superintendent Nancy Welch said the division is planning an event on March 22 for middle and high school students who are interested in either (or both) the March 14 walkout and the March 24 planned March For Our Lives walk on Washington, D.C. It is being organized by "a collective of teenage activists in cities across the country who work to organize our peers to take action on the issues we marched for on January 21, 2017", according to https://actionnetwork.org. "So our point is to encourage the community to talk and start a conversation about what we can do for our students", Reid said.

Seventeen people were killed and more than dozen others were wounded on February 14 when 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz opened fire inside the Parkland school. "So I just say thank you".

McNeill said "we spend a lot of time" preparing the school community on safety measures, including teachers having to watch videos on active shooter situations.

"We are hoping to spread the word on gun control on the Cape", said Ellis, stating their goal.

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