Published: Wed, March 07, 2018
Medicine | By Earnest Bishop

MO Universities View National School Walkout as Civic Engagement

MO Universities View National School Walkout as Civic Engagement

"On March 14th we will host student-led walkouts, protests, and rallies across multiple schools and universities on each island throughout the Virgin Islands", Mr. Bishop said.

Participation in the approved demonstrations is optional, but any students who participate in non-sanctioned demonstrations will be punished, Carstarphen wrote on her blog. School principals will determine any student disciplinary action in accordance with policy and the district's student code of conduct handbook.

The nationwide event is being promoted by Women's March Youth EMPOWER.

"We want changed gun laws, we don't want 19-year-olds to get guns", said Hibshman.

Some high schools have suspended or otherwise disciplined students for walking out of class as part of their protest - all at the moment when many high school seniors are seeking admission to college or have already been admitted.

The state Senate on Monday amended the most contentious provision in the bill - establishing a voluntary program that would allow school personnel to be armed‎ if they undergo 144 hours of training - to address concerns raised by students, teachers, parents and Scott, who argued, "Teachers should teach".

Lately there has been a growing eruption of conversation around gun control. "It's a small step but we want to do whatever we can to help students feel safe". "After all, if it's OK for one cause it's OK for all".

"I give a lot of credit to the students here who have found their voices and encourage them to continue to speak out about finding those solutions and having adults pay attention", she said. Fulton said he has received two emails and a few phone calls from parents concerned about the walkout.

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John Dean, president of Cape Henlopen Education Association, said teachers will work under the direction of their building administrator.

State representative Shevrin Jones says students could face other dangers if their teacher is carrying a gun.

Students plan to leave class around 10 a.m.

Fulton said a rumor that students not participating will be sent to the cafeteria is not true.

She said staff and administration "will not enlist students in their own causes or advocate for their own political beliefs".

"We can create a change so this won't happen again", said Anna Steffensen, who serves as the Chaska Student Council's community outreach officer.

Wednesday was the first full day of class for students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School since the February 14 shooting killed 17 people at the Broward County school.

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