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Fri Mar 9, 2018, 02:49 AM

A sampling of walk-out stories

... After the Feb. 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, “it just clicked,” Bodaken said. “We have to stop this. Why is it still happening?” ...
https://www.pasadenastarnews.com/2018/03/08/meet-the-pasadena-8th-graders-planning-march-14-walkout-to-protest-gun-violence/

... Walkouts at all three schools are scheduled for 10 a.m. and expected to last 17 minutes -- one for every student killed in the mass shooting on Valentine's Day ...
http://fox11online.com/news/local/appleton-area-students-to-plan-walkout

... "This is a student government association led. There’re the ones running the walk out of Phillips, so I think that alone tells something about the gravity of the situation but also as parents we’re going to support our kids and if they feel strongly about this, we’re going to support it," said Biga ...
http://www.wiat.com/news/local/schools-in-central-alabama-preparing-for-national-school-walkout-day/1022889835

... This week Chesapeake Public Schools put out a letter. If parents are ok with the walkout so is the school ...
http://www.13newsnow.com/article/news/local/chesapeake-high-schools-condone-walkout/291-527074915

... Students in Champaign schools who participate in the walkout can expect to get social probation. However, the week after the walkout is spring break, so students will not feel the effect of this probation. Students who participate are being asked by Superintendent Susan Zola to protest peacefully. School administrators and staff are working with student leaders to make sure there is an orderly protest for students who choose to participate ...
http://www.illinoishomepage.net/news/national-school-walkout/1021909516

... “What? A mass school walkout by middle schoolers to protest Congress’ inaction to do more than tweet thoughts and prayers after school shootings. We need action” ...
https://www.wxyz.com/news/region/oakland-county/metro-detroit-middle-schoolers-leading-walkout-to-protest-congressional-inaction

... The district estimated about 650 students total walked out, about 15 percent of the student body between the four schools ...
http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2018/03/08/hundreds-students-walkout-gun-violence-safety/

... The letter also says district staff have been reminded they cannot participate in the walkout as it is planned during school hours and they are public government employees ...
http://www.abc17news.com/news/cps-prepares-for-student-walkout-to-protest-gun-violence/713433040

... "I honestly feel like the superintendent was kind of dismissing this whole thing," said 10th-grader Jenea Seaberry. "I'm not trying to say she doesn't care, she might, but honestly, if she did, she would have let us take this opportunity to have the 17 minutes for those students who lost their lives" ...
http://www.wbaltv.com/article/harford-county-students-who-participate-in-national-walkout-could-be-disciplined/19249743

... Students will return to class when the walkout ends at 10:17 a.m. March 14 was already scheduled to be an early release day and students will be dismissed from school at 10:30 a.m. ...
http://mansfield.wickedlocal.com/news/20180308/mansfield-high-students-join-national-school-walkout-day

... We believe that students are participating in the walkout to honor the 17 victims and to raise awareness of our community’s collective belief in safe schools. While we do not encourage walking out of class, students do not forfeit their First Amendment rights when they enter school. Such a walkout may present significant safety and classroom instruction concerns, but it also presents opportunities for learning and growth ...
http://wtvr.com/2018/03/08/plan-for-national-school-walkout-may-vary-from-school-to-school-in-henrico/

... Thursday’s school board meeting drew a crowd of about 60, substantially higher than the average meeting. A half-dozen adults spoke up in support of the teens planning to demonstrate. Their comments were met with applause. So, too, was the comment of one district resident who warned against the idea of disarming civilians. No one spoke in direct opposition of the walkout ...
http://www.dailyitem.com/news/local_news/lewisburg-students-risk-detention-if-they-take-part-in-walkout/article_aa63ac5d-2369-5dbc-bd55-d52a0d8daa9e.html

... Voting in favor of the excused absence were board members Tab Balmer and Bill Smock. Opposing the excused absence were board members Jake Frieden, Julie Wagner, Barbara Chiles and Tyson Dillavou ...
http://qconline.com/news/local/mercer-co-students-school-board-at-odds-over-walkout/article_b9a6af05-3fa9-5caa-9bf6-d77ffad9ef1a.html

... The mayor said at a town hall meeting in midtown that he doesn’t want students to use the protest as an excuse to skip class, but that those who limit their absence to the 17-minute event “will be respected” ...
https://nypost.com/2018/03/08/de-blasio-students-who-walkout-to-protest-will-be-respected/

... Multiple Shawnee police officers, some in parked vehicles and others on foot, surrounded the area, protecting the students. Off in the distance, men in three pickup trucks repeatedly drove past the school, on Monticello Road, displaying “come and take it” gun flags ...
http://www.shawneedispatch.com/news/2018/mar/08/mill-valley-holds-walkout-honor-florida-school-sho/

... Malden is supporting students who will be walking out next week as part of a nationwide call to action in remembrance of the victims of the Parkland shooting and a push for change in gun laws. Superintendent John Oteri and Mayor Gary Christenson sent a letter Thursday saying they are "committed to supporting students in fostering this goal" ...
https://patch.com/massachusetts/malden/malden-supporting-students-next-weeks-walkout

... At Burlington School District, we support this national student movement towards safe and inclusive schools. Our students are engaged in critical thinking to empower student voice. As such, we are working with the principals in each of our schools to ensure that any and all activities undertaken in our District on the 14th will be done so in an age-appropriate manner, be student-led, and, above all, happen in a safe manner ...
http://www.vermontbiz.com/news/2018/march/08/burlington-responds-national-school-walkout-day

... Wednesday’s walkout at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School to protest gun violence will not be the last, according to event organizers ...
http://cambridge.wickedlocal.com/news/20180308/cambridge-rindge-students-organize-walkout-in-protest-of-gun-violence

... Although students will not be punished for participating in the protests, the message states the walkouts are not endorsed or sponsored by Olentangy’s administration per district policy ...
http://www.thisweeknews.com/news/20180306/walkouts-planned-schools-mull-safety

...“I hope people take away that they actually have a voice and even though they’re young, they can speak up for what they believe in,” Prom said ...
http://www.columbian.com/news/2018/mar/08/walkouts-planned-at-clark-county-schools-wednesday/

... Oliphant agreed to the walkout in part because the student had a plan, rather than just allowing students to demonstrate without structure ...
http://www.delmarvanow.com/story/news/local/delaware/2018/03/08/cape-henlopen-sussex-academy-prepared-student-walkouts-schools-respond-national-walkouts-planned-mar/406481002/

... Wellesley High Principal Jamie Chisum plans to communicate with parents and guardians about the students’ walkout as well. “I’m inspired by how thoughtful the students I’ve spoken with are being about a whole set of issues surrounding the walkout and being of respectful of students who don’t wish to walk out,” he told us ...
https://theswellesleyreport.com/2018/03/wellesley-high-walkout-to-protest-gun-violence-inaction-on-march-14/

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Fri Mar 9, 2018, 02:57 AM

1. How great is that.

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