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More than half of high school students are walking out, survey says

More than half of high school students are walking out, survey says

Across the nation, students are making plans to walk out of their class on Wednesday, March 14, as a response to the 17 students and staff who lost their lives after a 19-year-old former student carrying an assault rifle attacked the school.

Protests during non-instructional time - The NCAC is encouraging students to take advantage of non-class time.

March 14 will make one month to the day since the shooting in Parkland, Florida.

If there are specific events you need to be aware of at your child's school, your principal will follow up with more details.

The nationally organized walkouts, most of which will last 17 minutes in symbolic tribute to the Florida victims, are unprecedented in recent American history.

"We're not trying to play a game with a certain number of minutes".

"I feel like violence in our schools and in our society is a much deeper issue, and I feel like it's a little bit simplistic to look at this and point out gun control as the problem", he said. We are saying we don't want to be unsafe anymore. For students participating, peaceful assembly will be allowed at predetermined locations designated by school administrators to maximize student safety.

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"I wanted people to know that Stoneman Douglas will be the last school this happens to", said Stoneman Douglas student Julie Brighton. While we always encourage students to stay in school, we know that some of our students may choose to participate in this event as well.

"I sat in one of their meetings, and I was so blown away by their discussion". Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo will be joining some of them at two schools in Brooklyn and Manhattan, CBS2's Janelle Burrell reported. "So many times we forget to listen. We've got to listen to them".

"I am anxious about it, but I would rather fight for what's right then a little suspension", said Sayreville student Sydney Calder.

The outdoor gathering will also be student-led. Boston Public Schools are closed today because of snow. He said he does not mind them standing up and waiting to be heard. "When I see it happening here, it kind of scares me because I don't want America to turn into the countries where my parents and my ancestors came from". Students can not be punished for having ideas or opinions.

Nolte stressed the March 14 activities are for students and not intended nor created to be community events. "We will discipline no matter if it is one, fifty, or five hundred students involved", Rhodes warned.

"Our biggest message", he added, is "we vote next". Miami-Dade County schools participating include Miami Central Senior High School, Miami Country Day School, Gulliver Preparatory School and Coral Gables Senior High School.


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