Almost half of Bozeman High School students participate in gun control protest
- Author: Joanne Flowers Mar 04, 2018,
Mar 04, 2018, 12:32
Earlier this week, a student of another area school was arrested in connection with an alleged threat. His name was not released because he is a minor.
Senior High student Piper Stephens said that everyone can agree on safer schools, but she does not believe it is fair to pair that with gun control. However, once that's completed, he'll be booked into the detention facility at the Fresno County Juvenile Justice Center. The student has been identified and the Chandler Police Department, CUSD district administration, and school team are taking appropriate disciplinary action.
The 15-year-old boy allegedly made threats of gun-related violence directed at the school during a verbal disturbance in gym class, according to a police report. "Posts of this nature can have lifelong consequences for students".
The National School Walkout is part of a greater movement spurred by survivors of the shooting at Parkland's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School who are asking for stricter gun laws. Students also claimed the school threatened to suspend them.
The Dallastown School District is recommending expulsion for a student charged with making threats. Students at a Utah high school planned a silent protest to stand on their desks at 2:14 p.m. for three minutes until 2:17 p.m., honoring the date of the shooting and the 17 students killed, the AP stated.
The student has been suspended.
Students who plan to walk off campus to protest will get an unexcused absence, the statement said. At this time, there are no known prevailing threats against Chandler High School students, staff or parents. We informed parents that if students were participating in the activity, we would mark them absent and it would be up to the parents if they wanted to excuse the absence or not.
The No Kids Left school walkout requests parents to keep their kids home from school on April 20, the 19th anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting, as "a simulation of the extreme outcome if we continue to only offer thoughts and prayers when our children are murdered at school". "Please take this opportunity to remind students to think before they post". The student was arrested and taken to the Del City Police Department where they disclosed that two other students were involved.
Students held signs that read, "No more budget cuts" and chanted, "We wish we had money".
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