Frustrated with inaction on gun control, schools decide to ban backpacks

Although a good community is the first step in ending school violence, without proper gun control the problem would still persist. All we can do is explain what we need but we don't have the ability to make the changes alone. The district will continue to adhere to its policy, while allowing students to express themselves peacefully in safe events that will not disrupt instructional time.

Students who arrive late or miss class are to be marked tardy or absent, and typical school requirements for attendance are to be followed per student handbooks.

I can see this as the start of a new movement.

Pollack noted he has no problem with the students marching against guns once schools are made safer. "So if this is going to happen, which it looks like it will, we will facilitate a safe spot for them". "On March 14th we will host student-led walkouts, protests, and rallies across multiple schools and universities on each island throughout the Virgin Islands", Mr. Bishop said.

"If students aren't participating, they should be able to remain in their classroom", he said.

Corinthia Farmakis, a student promoting a walkout at Badger High School in Lake Geneva, said she expects a large contingent of the school's 1,400 students to walk out together.

While parents and community members may be concerned about school violence, Vinson emphasized that next week's event is on school grounds and it is restricted to students only to ensure their safety and the staff's safety.

Students are now driving this issue and voicing opinions but we need society to hear our points. It is expected to bring tens of thousands to the streets in one of the first mass protests against gun policy in United States history. Meanwhile, students in the Rapid City Area school district plan to walk out of class.

"If someone is unstable and even thinking of doing an unspeakable act, I don't want my kid to be out there as a target", high school parent Connie Yoshikawa said.

Friend Tatum Barclay, who serves as the president on the Chaska Student Council, nodded her head and noted she had read about Parkland students receiving death threats for speaking out and that there may be copycat shooters.

Chimacum Middle School officials confirmed that students had coordinated the walkout with them and would proceed safely and respectfully, and under those conditions, none of the students would be penalized for taking part.

"We are taking a proactive approach", Ann Marie Thigpen, a superintendent of an OH school district, told Fox 8 Cleveland.

  • Joanne Flowers