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students slowed by snowstorm hold gun walkouts a day later


portland, maine (ap) — some students who missed school due to a snowstorm in maine are walking out of class to protest gun violence a day after most of the rest of country.schools all over the country were the site of walkouts wednesday, but most maine schools were closed because of a storm that dumped two feet of snow on some parts of the state. students at schools including portland high school, biddeford high school and baxter academy for technology and science held walkouts thursday.one school district in the bingham area had said students would be given the opportunity to discuss their views inside the school building, but not outside of it. a spokeswoman said neither had happened as of noon on thursday.a handful of maine walkouts took place wednesday.most read nation & world storiesu






meet some of the illinois students behind wednesday's school walkouts for gun re


high school students across illinois will join a national walkout at 10 a.m. wednesday to mark the one month anniversary of the fatal school shooting in parkland, fla.in the weeks since the massacre that left 17 dead, the teen survivors at marjory stoneman douglas high school have become vocal advocates for gun reform, spurring a nationwide #neveragain movement to fight for policies that would prevent future mass shootings. in illinois, students from across the city, suburbs and state have joined the far-reaching movement to end gun violence with a gusto some school administrators say they haven’t seen in decades.as students organize mass walkouts, educators have been left to strike a delicate balance between encouraging young people’s civic engagement and the need to keep them safe.while






texas middle school students stage walkout for gun laws


austin, texas (ap) — more than 100 middle school students walked out of class in austin on friday to demand stricter gun laws, and authorities there say more walkouts are expected.the austin american-statesman reports the walkout started about 10 a.m. and that 100 additional students were trying to leave class at bailey middle school to join those protesting in response to the deadly shooting at a parkland, florida, high school last week.other walkouts were scheduled friday at two high schools and two middle schools in austin. school administrators say no disciplinary action is planned against the students.student-led walkouts have been happening at schools across the country.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.earlier this week, the superintendent of the needville sc






what the school walkouts looked like on the east coast, in sun and snow


from new york to los angeles, maine to texas, tens of thousands of students nationwide are expected to walk out of class this morning and participate in other actions to call attention to the effects of gun violence and call for stricter gun control laws.the walkouts are expected to last 17 minutes to pay homage to the 17 people who lost their lives at marjory stoneman douglas high school in parkland, fla., exactly one month ago.read article






aurora students who took part in florida shooting walkouts may get detention, be


after students across the aurora area staged walkouts one week after a deadly school shooting in florida, some could face consequences from their school districts.in districts such as west aurora school district 129, the roughly 100 students who participated in a walkout are likely to face the same consequences they would any other time they leave the high school building, which could include detention. students in other districts faced no discipline.west aurora district spokesman tony martinez said the decision to discipline students was based on security concerns and the district seeking to keep students in a safe environment.but the father of one girl who walked out said he thought the students who participated, many of whom aren't old enough to voice their opinions by voting, were seek






hawaii department of education supports student walkouts


hilo, hawaii (ap) — the hawaii department of education has said it will support students who plan to participate in the planned nationwide school walkouts in protest of gun violence.the department last week advised schools to designate walkout areas, saying it “supports students’ constitutional rights to a peaceful assembly and free expression,” the hawaii tribune-herald reported .but students who leave campus during the event will be marked as unexcused or absent, the district said.the march 14 walkouts are organized under the women’s march youth empower organization. the walkouts are scheduled to last 17 minutes to honor the 17 people killed last month in the florida high school shooting.most read nation & world storiesunlimited digital access: $1 for 4 weekssome schools across the count






ahead of walkouts over gun issues, students and schools wonder: can kids be puni


the day after the fatal school shooting in parkland, fla., anya neuberger and her classmates at lane tech college prep high school in chicago wanted to show their support for the victims by making thousands of orange ribbons for students to wear, creating a social media video to discuss their feelings and joining a national schoolwalkout planned for march 14.what the students didn’t know was how school officials would respond to their plans.“i was worried that this wasn’t going to be able to happen, and i was trying to figure out, if we can’t do this, should we organize the walkout and just deal with the consequences? or should we keep pressuring them?” said neuberger, 18.school officials across the chicago area aren’t sure how to respond either.in the wake of the shooting that left 17 dea






in the wake of the deadly high school shooting in florida, students stage walkou


at marjory stoneman douglas, two walkouts were planned. citing safety concerns, student government officials and administrators urged students not to leave campus, but to walk to the football field with teachers. yet some students balked at the idea of a chaperoned walkout, saying they wanted to get off campus and spread their message to the broader public.






ohio student suspended for staying in class during walkouts


an ohio high school student says he tried to remain nonpolitical during school walkouts over gun violence and was suspended for a day because he stayed in a classroom instead of joining protests or the alternative, a study hall.hilliard senior jacob shoemaker says school isn't the place for politics, and he wasn't taking sides wednesday.the district says it's responsible for students' safety and they can't be unsupervised.jacob's citation for not following instructions was shared online by a friend, prompting a flood of messages to his father.scott shoemaker says some people thought his son was suspended for walking out, and angry comments accumulated, including some that mistook scott for the principal. he says he also got a couple death threats and had to consider switching phone numbers






schools prepare for expected student protests on wednesday


as a 16-year-old in high school and a student of history, axel ortega faces a tough choice on wednesday morning: does he walk out of class at garfield to take a stand or stay put? and if he walks out, does he leave his east los angeles campus?axel's principal and other administrators also have been pondering what choices axel and other students will make and how to respond.advertisementwednesday is the one-month anniversary of the mass shooting at marjory stoneman douglas high school in parkland, fla. student activists across america have declared it a national day of action to raise awareness about the effects of gun violence and push for lawmakers to take action to reduce it. many different activities have been planned, and thousands of students from coast to coast are expected to walk o






florida shooting: us high school students stage mass walkout


media playback is unsupported on your devicemedia captionstudents across us stage mass walkouts over floridastudents and school staff across the us are commemorating the florida school shootings with a walkout, exactly one month after the killings.they are stopping lessons for 17 minutes in memory of the 17 people killed at marjory stoneman douglas high school.pupils at the school, which was targeted by a former student, hugged each other on the football field. protest organisers accuse congress of failing to tackle gun violence.the white house revealed a plan this week to deter school shootings which does not include president donald trump's repeated calls to raise the age for buying semi-automatic rifles to 21.image copyrightreutersimage caption students gathered outside the white house






how some seattle-area students, teachers and administrators are handling planned


some seattle-area school schools are planning events alongside the 17-minute walkouts planned at schools across the nation.thousands of students in the seattle area and across the country plan to walk out of their schools at 10 a.m. wednesday to memorialize the 17 people killed in the parkland, fla., school shooting and call for stricter gun laws.but not all students, parents and teachers feel comfortable with that plan. the walkout involves questions about gun rights, an increasingly divisive topic that elicits strong emotions. school and district leaders across the region say they want to support students’ ability to exercise their first amendment rights, but state law prohibits students and teachers from leaving their classes for a walkout. many schools have said students who ignore the






l.a. students join the nationwide walkout to push for stricter gun control


students walked out of schools across los angeles on wednesday to call attention to the effects of gun violence and push for stricter gun control laws.the walkouts were expected to last 17 minutes to pay homage to the 17 people who were killed at marjory stoneman douglas high school in parkland, fla., exactly one month ago.advertisementat granada hills charter high school, students gathered on their field to spell out the word "enough." venice high school students held up a banner with the names of the stoneman douglas high school victims."i am here to stand with parkland," said jesse fabian, a sophomore at venice high school. "me and my fellow peers are here with you guys. i'm here to see that change can happen, because i know that it can happen. i'm fighting along with my generation so t






florida shooting: us high school students stage mass walkout


media playback is unsupported on your devicemedia captionstudents across us stage mass walkouts over floridastudents and school staff across the us are commemorating the florida school shootings with a walkout, exactly one month after the killings.they are stopping lessons for 17 minutes in memory of the 17 people killed at marjory stoneman douglas high school. pupils at the school, which was targeted by a former student, hugged each other on the football field. protest organisers accuse congress of failing to tackle gun violence.the white house revealed a plan this week to deter school shootings which does not include president donald trump's repeated calls to raise the age for buying semi-automatic rifles to 21.instead, it moves ahead with his controversial proposal to provide firearms t






as a new generation is thrust into the debate over guns, school walkouts highlig


as she addressed the crowd during the walkout at her idaho high school, kylee denny faced heckles and name-calling from a group of students carrying american flags, she said. the counterprotesters included many familiar faces, including her boyfriend's stepbrother.to avoid making a difficult situation worse, kylee's boyfriend stayed in class during the rally at hillcrest high school in idaho falls, which was part of wednesday's national school walkout.advertisement"i'm dating his stepbrother, which is really incredibly awkward, and it's very tense because he was being so hostile about losing respect for me because i was walking out," said kylee, a 17-year-old junior who helped organize the protest.the walkouts to protest gun violence that mobilized students across the country also created






seattle-area students channel parkland survivors’ activism, plan walkouts for gu


students in dozens of schools throughout the region plan to stage walkouts wednesday, a month after the florida school shooting, and also participate in seattle’s march for our lives 10 days later.today’s students have spent their school careers participating in active-shooter drills. columbine has always been a household name. they can’t recall a time they didn’t think a shooting could happen at their school.students say they’re desensitized to school shootings and gun violence, and they’re angry that they’re desensitized. and now, spurred by the activism of students in parkland, florida, seattle-area students say they’re finished waiting for adults to make changes to curb gun violence. students in dozens of schools throughout the region plan to stage walkouts wednesday, and then particip






students nationwide stage walkouts for stricter gun laws after last month's dead


students across the country — from middle school to college — began planned walkouts wednesday, calling on state and federal legislators to enact stricter gun laws one month after the mass shooting at florida’s marjory stoneman douglas high school.seventeen students and staff members were killed at the school in parkland, fla., on feb. 14. on wednesday, 3,000 schools across the nation planned to leave class at 10 a.m. local time for 17 minutes — one minute for each victim.at marjory stoneman douglas, two walkouts took place. citing safety concerns, student government officials and administrators urged students not to leave campus, but to walk to the football field with teachers. some students balked at the idea of a chaperoned walkout, saying they wanted to get off campus and spread their






school walkouts, sit-ins planned after florida shooting


the mass shooting at a florida high school that left 17 people dead has sparked calls for walkouts, sit-ins and other actions on school campuses across the united states aimed at pushing lawmakers to pass tougher gun laws.organizers behind the women's march, an anti-trump and female empowerment protest, called for a 17-minute walkout on march 14 to "protest congress' inaction to do more than tweet thoughts and prayers in response to the gun violence plaguing our schools and neighborhoods."the network for public education, an advocacy organization for public schools, meanwhile, announced a "national day of action" on april 20, the anniversary of the 1999 shooting at columbine high school in colorado, in which two students opened fire on their classmates, killing 12 students and one teacher.






students nationwide stage walkouts for stricter gun laws after last month's dead


students across the country — from middle school to college — began planned walkouts wednesday, calling on state and federal legislators to enact stricter gun laws one month after the mass shooting at florida's marjory stoneman douglas high school.seventeen students and staff members were killed at the school in parkland, fla., on feb. 14. on wednesday, 3,000 schools across the nation planned to leave class at 10 a.m. local time for 17 minutes — one minute for each victim.advertisementat marjory stoneman douglas, two walkouts took place. citing safety concerns, student government officials and administrators urged students not to leave campus, but to walk to the football field with teachers. some students balked at the idea of a chaperoned walkout, saying they wanted to get off campus and






students from nearly 3,000 schools walk out to protest gun violence


school walkouts were planned throughout the u.s. and as far as australia, the united kingdom and germany.        






student walkouts planned across us to protest gun violence


from maine to hawaii, thousands of students planned to stage walkouts wednesday to protest gun violence, one month after the deadly shooting inside a high school in parkland, florida.organizers say nearly 3,000 walkouts are set in the biggest demonstration yet of the student activism that has emerged following the massacre of 17 people at marjory stoneman douglas high school.students from the elementary to college level are taking up the call in a variety of ways. some planned roadside rallies to honor shooting victims and protest violence. others were to hold demonstrations in school gyms or on football fields. in massachusetts and ohio, students said they'll head to the statehouse to lobby for new gun regulations.the coordinated walkout was organized by empower, the youth wing of the wom






as student-led gun reform movement swells, schools balance safety with civic eng


the day after the fatal school shooting in parkland, fla., anya neuberger and her classmates at lane tech college prep high school in chicago wanted to show their support for the victims by making thousands of orange ribbons for students to wear, creating a social media video to discuss their feelings and joining a national school walkout planned for march 14.what the students didn’t know was how school officials would respond to their plans.“i was worried that this wasn’t going to be able to happen, and i was trying to figure out, if we can’t do this, should we organize the walkout and just deal with the consequences? or should we keep pressuring them?” said neuberger, 18.school officials across the chicago area aren’t sure how to respond either.in the wake of the shooting that left 17 de






minnesota students to join national gun violence walkout


minneapolis — students at dozens of minnesota schools plan to walk out of classes in response to last month's deadly school shooting in florida.the walkout planned for 10 a.m. wednesday comes one month after the feb. 14 shooting at marjory stoneman douglas high school in parkland, florida. the national demonstration is expected to last 17 minutes — one minute for each of the 17 students and staff members killed in florida.most of the minnesota walkouts are set for the twin cities. but schools in all parts of the state, from bemidji to winona, are expected to participate. walkouts also are planned at southwest minnesota state in marshall and university of minnesota duluth.superintendent ed graff says minneapolis public schools will not discipline students as long as the protest remains peac






st. charles students walk out to protest gun violence, support florida school sh


vikki ortiz healy refusing to let last week’s fatal school shooting in parkland, fla., become a sad memory without action to prevent further school violence, students across the chicago area and nationwide are staging walkouts, organizing letter-writing campaigns and scheduling meetings with politicians to demand... refusing to let last week’s fatal school shooting in parkland, fla., become a sad memory without action to prevent further school violence, students across the chicago area and nationwide are staging walkouts, organizing letter-writing campaigns and scheduling meetings with politicians to demand... (vikki ortiz healy)






west aurora students get ok from school to walk out, but it's a no-go at east au


amid nationwide plans for walkouts following a deadly february school shooting in florida, aurora schools are preparing for their students to participate in the movement.at west aurora high school, students will be allowed to walk out of school to the high school stadium, district spokesman tony martinez said. students in nearby east aurora high school will not be allowed to walk out, but will instead have the option to participate in indoor activities, district spokesman tom jackson said.in making the decisions, both districts weighed students' desire to make their voices heard with safety concerns involved with letting students walk out during the school day.the march 14 walkout is not the first that aurora students have participated in following the feb. 14 shooting at marjory stoneman






student walkouts planned across us to protest gun violence


from maine to hawaii, thousands of students planned to stage walkouts wednesday to protest gun violence, one month after the deadly shooting inside a high school in parkland, florida.organizers say nearly 3,000 walkouts are set in the biggest demonstration yet of the student activism that has emerged following the massacre of 17 people at marjory stoneman douglas high school.students from the elementary to college level are taking up the call in a variety of ways. some planned roadside rallies to honor shooting victims and protest violence. others were to hold demonstrations in school gyms or on football fields. in massachusetts and ohio, students said they’ll head to the statehouse to lobby for new gun regulations.the coordinated walkout was organized by empower, the youth wing of the wom






german industrial union to resume wage talks after walkouts


berlin — germany's biggest industrial union is set to resume negotiations with employers after staging a series of 24-hour walkouts to ramp up pressure in a dispute over wages and working time.news agency dpa reported that the ig metall union said the two sides would sit down for talks in stuttgart monday.the union is seeking a 6-percent pay increase for some 3.9 million workers and the right to reduce work weeks to 28 hours for up to two years. the latter demand also includes extra pay to partly even out lost income for those who reduce their working hours to care for small children or a family member — a particularly difficult sticking point.ig metall says some 500,000 workers participated in last week's walkouts.






san diego students join national school walkout: live updates


students across san diego county are walking out of their classrooms wednesday in solidarity with a national mass school walkout to protest gun violence in the aftermath of the florida school shooting that left 17 people dead and many more injured last month.walkouts are set to begin at 10 a.m. and are expected to last 17 minutes. follow the san diego union-tribune for updates on student walkouts at schools all over san diego.updates:10:10 a.m.: san ysidro high school students walk out10:05 a.m.: students at mission bay high school walk out10:05 a.m.: point loma high school students walk out to track field10:00 a.m.: mt. carmel high school students begin to walk out9:50 a.m.: memorials staged at san diego schoolssome schools in san diego have set up memorials to remember the 17 people who






l.a. unified commemorates 50th anniversary of eastside walkouts, but tells stude


fifty years ago, mexican american students in east l.a. high schools walked out of class and launched a historic movement protesting substandard conditions in their schools.garfield high school, where the walkouts began march 5, 1968, commemorated that movement thursday by ceding the stage to its current students. one group performed a musical history of the walkouts: "we've got to walk out, walk out for justice. we've got to walk out, walk out for brown rights." a young man recited a poem he had written about what it means to be chicano in east l.a. today.advertisementin 1968, students were trying to call attention to a host of problems in their schools, including massive class sizes, racist teachers and the use of corporal punishment, said yoli rios, who walked out of lincoln high school






florida shooting: us high school students stage mass walkout


media playback is unsupported on your devicemedia captionthousands of students protest for gun reformstudents and school staff across the us are commemorating the florida school shootings with a walkout, exactly one month after the killings.they are stopping lessons for 17 minutes in memory of the 17 people killed at marjory stoneman douglas high school. pupils at the school, which was targeted by a former student, hugged each other on the football field. protest organisers accuse congress of failing to tackle gun violence.the white house revealed a plan this week to deter school shootings which does not include president donald trump's repeated calls to raise the age for buying semi-automatic rifles to 21.instead, it moves ahead with his controversial proposal to provide firearms training






chicago-area high school students chanting 'save our kids' stage walkouts to dem


hundreds of high school students across the chicago area walked out of school wednesday, joining a national movement of young people mobilizing in a passionate response to the feb. 14 massacre at marjory stoneman douglas high school in florida.high school students from schaumburg, oak park, st. charles, elk grove, buffalo grove and wheeling walked out of schools carrying signs and screaming chants in demand of stricter gun control to prevent mass shootings of students.“the gun laws in this country are broken,” said oak park and river forest high school senior connor hartweg, one of hundreds of students who exited the school’s main entrance at noon and held a rally at the intersection of scoville avenue and ontario street. “we really need to update today’s laws. our government isn’t doing t






chicago-area high school students chanting 'save our kids' stage walkouts to dem


hundreds of high school students across the chicago area walked out of school wednesday, joining a national movement of young people mobilizing in a passionate response to the feb. 14 massacre at marjory stoneman douglas high school in florida.high school students from schaumburg, oak park, st. charles, elk grove, buffalo grove and wheeling walked out of schools carrying signs and screaming chants in demand of stricter gun control to prevent mass shootings of students.“the gun laws in this country are broken,” said oak park and river forest high school senior connor hartweg, one of hundreds of students who exited the school’s main entrance at noon and held a rally at the intersection of scoville avenue and ontario street. “we really need to update today’s laws. our government isn’t doing t






'we deserve better': students nationwide walk out in massive protest o


school walkouts were planned throughout the u.s. and as far as australia, the united kingdom and germany.        






readers write: student walkouts, mental health, desired name change for u's stud


it was very moving to observe the fourth- through eighth-grade students at lake harriet school, upper campus, as they participated in a “walk for school safety” on march 14. the students left the school at 10 a.m. and walked around the building, returning to their classrooms 17 minutes later. they walked silently and seriously, commemorating the loss of 17 lives in the mass shooting in parkland, fla. many carried signs that said “enough” and “we’re the change.”the lake harriet students planned this event and joined thousands of others in walkouts around the country. these children just want to go to school and live their lives without fear of gun violence. we adults should be inspired by their resolve to do something about the epidemic of gun violence in our country. we could all take 17 m






northwest indiana students: florida activism was a 'wake-up call'


following the latest mass shooting in florida, several northwest indiana students are participating in school walkouts and protests for gun control.most said they were horrified to watch the latest school shooting in parkland, fla. there, they saw marjory stoneman douglas high school students emma gonzalez, david hogg, sarah chadwick and others use social media and television appearances to openly challenge politicians.seeing students their own age with a public platform was a "wakeup call" to find their own voice, many said.several are planning to participate in high school walkouts for 17 minutes on 10 a.m. wednesday — a minute for each victim on the shooting's one-month anniversary. others will join protests on march 24 — including in east chicago, highland and chicago — on the same day






texas school district threatens to suspend students who take part in gun control


"life is all about choices and every choice has a consequence," the district's superintendent said in a statement.        






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