District Will Suspend Kids Who Leave Class to Protest Florida Shooting

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The message warned students that "Needville ISD will not allow a student demonstration during school hours for any type of protest or awareness!"

Before deciding whether to join a political walkout, students might want to find out what policies govern discipline for absences in their state, school district, and their particular school so that they're aware of the potential consequences.

"Needville administrators can't censor political speech they might find distasteful, nor can they punish students more harshly for missing school to take part in a political protest than they would for any other unexcused absence".

According to the report, Rhodes said the school is "very sensitive" toward any kind of violence in school.

Following their calls for discussions on gun control, Florida survivors have been forced to defend themselves against conspiracy theorists who suggested they were "crisis actors", with Donald Trump Jr. liking conspiracy tweet on Twitter that suggested one survivor was involved in a cover-up because his father once worked for the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

In his letter, Rhodes also said life is all about choices we make, stressing on the point that "every choice has a effect whether it be positive or negative".

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They were holding signs reading "Never Again" and "Be The Adults, Do Something". Identified as Nikolas Cruz, the gunman opened fire on students with an AR-15 rifle. "I love you.' I understand what it's like to fear for your life".

Lorenzo Prado, also a junior at Stoneman Douglas, said he was there "to demand change from my government".

Rallying in solidarity and inspired on social media by the activism of their peers, students staged walkouts from other high schools in Florida and elsewhere vowing to make the tragedy a turning point in America's deadlocked debate on gun control.

Students in Florida are now working on the "March for our Lives" which is scheduled for March 24 in Washington, D.C. There's also a "National School Walkout" being planned by some organizers affiliated with Women's March organizers scheduled for March 14.

"Hey hey, ho ho, the NRA has got to go", they chanted.

A school district in Waukesha, Wisconsin, sent a letter to parents telling them that the school district is not involved in a walkout that is scheduled for March 14 and that teachers and students would not be excused if they participate.