Natrona County School District will not punish students participating in walkout

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Natrona County School District will not punish students participating in walkout

"First and foremost, I want to emphasize this is voluntary for students and staff, and we are requesting parents/guardians to please complete the enclosed permission slip as an "opt-in" to grant your student permission to participate in these activities, " Neal wrote.

He said he is proud his students understand they have a voice.

Debra Winter, superintendent of Springs School, happened to be sitting in her office with retired Suffolk County Police Detective James Garcia when she spoke over the phone on Friday.

Maier said there could be more done with background checks on would-be gun purchasers to improve safety.

Students from about 20 DE schools will walk out of their classes for 17 minutes - one minute for every life lost in the Parkland shooting.

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"The safety of our students and staff is our top priority; that is why we have chosen to organize this in a systematic manner rather than risk the potential free-for-all walkouts that could occur, " said Neal, in her letter. If the school doesn't support it but still allows students to walk out with no punishment, Patterson said students will stand for 17 minutes, read aloud the names of the lives lost in Parkland and promote political discussions on gun control.

Senior Ann Gebauer described the atmosphere at Service High's walk-out as "somber".

Opening statements would be followed by a moment of silence for the victims of the shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida.

On Monday, Ed Tyll, host of the Ed Tyll Show from Noon to 3 p.m. on DE 105.9, received several calls from parents concerned over the prospective protests, listen here. The focus was on the need of taking action and finding solutions for the prevailing gun violence in the U.S. "I'm participating to remind people in power that this is an issue".

"And, I could buy an AR-15", she said. "The time to act is now". Who is better placed than a teacher to organize a student's environment and be a source of consistent support?

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She said that on February 26 some KCHS students wrote letters to support students at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in advance of their return to classes February 28. When we teach such "21st century skills" and traditional academic knowledge, what are we helping students use it for? "I believe many teachers encourage thoughtful, constructive demonstrations". Teachers and faculty members should not be afraid to show up to work.

The walkout is student led with the main organization team consisting of Jill Pino, Hannah Jo Spatz, Aaron Lurin, Autumn Gerard, Thomas Froesell and Mollie Toscano.

That's intentional, the students said: They don't want to take a stance for or against gun control.

Superintendent Robert Runcie also wants an immediate, independent review of the social and educational history of Nikolas Cruz - the 19-year-old accused of committing the massacre at his former school, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

"I was actually waiting for someone else to coordinate it, but hadn't heard anything".

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