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Everything You Should Know About National Walkout Day on April 20

20 April 2018

Although the school allowed students to participate in a March 14 walkout, where students walked out to the front of the building and held a 17-minute moment of silence for the people who were killed in the shooting, Hoyt said the school does not endorse the Friday walkout that involves leaving campus for a walk to City Hall.

The principal implored people nationwide to plan an activity "that will somehow build up your school, or perhaps pre-Day Without Hate event on April 20, as opposed to a walkout".

Students are walking out of schools to protest inaction from lawmakers against gun violence.

It's the third rally calling for more stringent gun laws since the Valentine's Day shooting at a South Florida high school when 17 people were killed, triggering a wave of student activism. She and her team have more than 2,500 walkouts across the country registered through their website. In addition to voter registration tables and opportunities to write letters to legislators, the program will include speakers from Woodland Hills Students Against Gun Violence and the Coalition Against Violence, another Woodland Hills student group.

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"Every other day can be a day to push for change", said Tyner, who wishes organizers of the national walkout had reached out to the Columbine community first. A group of students planned the event after reading the book "Columbine" by author Dave Cullen, about the deadly school shooting.

Locally, six Seacoast-area schools plan protests on Friday, including: Spaulding High School in Rochester; Oyster River High School in Durham; Phillips Exeter Academy and Exeter High School, both in Exeter; Winnacunnet High School in Hampton and Berwick Academy in South Berwick.

"They are not giving me any accommodation at all, except for the district policy of not punishing students for protesting", he said. But you wouldn't know it because the media stonewalled them, unlike the pro-gun control students who received wall-to-wall glowing coverage during their anti-gun walkouts.

"They do need to keep doing something and it's great that they're active".

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What is the outcome if a student chooses to participate in a walkout?

While the Washoe County School District understands and respects the emotional component of these events, and while we continue to be supportive of students and their right to demonstrate peacefully, we can not support the act of leaving school grounds without permission during the instructional day.

"This is more about actually having that student voice that we originally wanted and didn't get to have", said Albany High School senior Erin Lippitt. "Principal Jason Miller said the school is "'honoring the Columbine community's request to commemorate April 20th as a day of service.

A recent Gallup public opinion poll found those who think gun control is the most important issue dropped from 13 percent, a record, to six percent in just one month. There have been 33 school shootings in California since Columbine, resulting in 51 deaths and 136 injuries. "Eighteen and older is the way we do it, in this country", said Dr. Perry.

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Dorsey Hopson, SCS superintendent said ahead of Thursday's events that no students or teachers will be punished for participating in the walkout.

Everything You Should Know About National Walkout Day on April 20