>>>wendy davis: officials in the brandywine heights area school district used the day to talk with students about school safety... but some students decided to walkout... and now we're learning those students face suspension.... wfmz's jim vasil is live at the high school in longswamp township with more.
>>jim vasil: wendy, school officials tell me 21 students who walked out today will face a on?day suspension.
The school district wanted to keep students from walking out and instead, have a discussion on safety.
Some students did walk out, but most stayed inside that for discussion.
>>nat (discussion) >>reporter leve?
Headed, exper?guided dialogue... on a tough subject..
Inside brandywine heights high school's auditorium.
(29:24) >>andrew potteiger "instead of having students walk out, i wanted to provide them the opportunity to have a voice to talk with someone that can make influential change."
>>reporter district leaders, state senator judy schwank and state trooper david beohm took questions and concerns from dozens of students... just one month after the parkland, florida high school massacre.
Superintendent andrew potteiger helped bring it all together.
(28:32) >>andrew potteiger "i appreciate the students' voice."
David beohm "mr. potteiger is so on top of his game when it comes to safety and security of the school."
>>reporter: school officials shared a new security measure coming soon... called raptor security technology.
Raptor is a system that scans all visitors' driver licenses to check for red flags in their backgrounds.
>>nat >>reporter: all of this was followed by the students taking the mic... but not every student took part in that discussion.
>>nat (students out at flagpole) >>reporter a small handful of students instead followed through with the walkout, standing in >>jim vasil: again, school district officials tell me 21 students who walked out today will face a on?day suspension.
They tell me they offered students an opportunity to do this at the end of the school day, and if they would walk out before that, they were told they'd face suspension.
Live in longswamp township, jim vasil, 69