School districts finalize plans for nationwide walkout
school districts in our area are finalizing plans for a nationwide walkout tomorrow morning. in madison... buses will take students from west and memorial high schools to east high school... where students plan to march to the capitol. this is expected to be a peaceful demonstration... but police are preparing for other outcomes as well. amanda quintana is live from east high school with more on those preparations. east high is one of the many schools planning to participate. tomorrow's walkout is for everyone at the school - students, teachers, and staff. but organizers are asking anyone not affiliated with a school to stay away... citing safety concerns. the walkouts are organized by "empower," the same group that planned the women's march. madison police are anticipating hundreds to participate in the east high school walkout. students are walking down east washington to the capitol... something they've peaceful done in the past. ((("12;35;11 we've done this a couple of times, where they've met at east high and we've had to get the people up to the capitol and there hasn't been a problem in the past. it's a little inconvenient for the people traveling on east washington inbound, but it'll only be a two block area at any time.
"))) anyone who wants to show solidarity with the students is encouraged to wear orange or walk out of their workplaces for 17 minutes. some students could face disciplinary action if they join the walkout without school or parent permission. while students do have a first amendment right to protest... those whose schools forbid participating in the walkout could still face consequences. many local schools have sent letters home with students... outlining the rules.
One month on from the Florida school shootings, US students stepped up their gun control campaign on Wednesday. A nationwide classroom walkout saw protests in Washington, where some sat down with their.. Source: Euronews English -