17 minutes at FHUHS

The Democrat told reporters at Marist College February 22nd that NY laws are far ahead of federal laws. Drake said she enjoys shooting at gun ranges and her husband is a U.S. Army veteran who understands gun safety. They filled me with hope. If the deaths of 20 children and six teachers at Sandy Hook Elementary school didn't move us to act, then I wasn't sure what would.

In varying ways, area students Wednesday took part in a national demonstration against gun violence in schools.

But not all schools welcomed the walkout.

"Just to be clear, no student will be disciplined because they expressed any particular viewpoint or opinion", Superintendent Jacqueline A. Rattigan said in a statement to parents and students regarding the school assembly and anyone who chose to walk out.

Last month, a teenager with a semi-automatic assault weapon murdered 17 people in cold blood at a high school in Parkland, Florida. Students feel safe and secure in the presence of a trusted teacher.

32-year-old Aisha Evans reportedly stole a combined $180 out of three students' backpacks during the National Student Walkout last week, according to CNN.

"Students who skipped class were not allowed to return to class, which Benway said, ".would create a disruption for those who were trying to learn". "Parents who have questions about the code are encouraged to contact their child's school building principal".

Some Vermont high school students will make the trip to participate in the Washington D.C. march, including 12 students and four teachers from Randolph Union High School.

LaToya Drake, a Glasgow native and nutrition educator at Barren County Middle School, is a Democrat challenging incumbent state Rep. Steve Riley, R-Glasgow.

This week in Saratoga County armed police are patrolling Shenendehowa High School. But other than the document HuffPost discovered, a nonprofit registration filed in Florida and posted on the Florida Department of State's website, there is little publicly available information about the March for Our Lives Action Fund or who's running it.

On social media we read mixed, and often times passionate, reactions from you, our readers.

"We are not just a presence on Twitter".

In poll after poll, 90 percent of Americans support expanded background checks.

I've had good conversations with gun owners, and we agree: these are military weapons. "Our schools are unsafe". Districts have said consequences are related to "defying authority, not for participating", but students have said their participation in individual walkouts has outweighed any consequences. It is another place our kids of Woodmore show they are students of integrity.

Hebert, whose cousins go to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, wondered if they would escape a shooting that ultimately killed 17 people. "These are things that communities should be looking at".

My 17 minutes here are up, but my commitment to the students, staff and our community will continue... albeit forever changed. Gun violence has taught, entertained, and tantalized them incessantly across television, movie, and video game screens and the Internet.

  • Arturo Norris