Marshall Students at Sit-in, Walk Out Wednesday
By West Kentucky Star Staff
DRAFFENVILLE, KY - Students from Marshall County High School are participating in two different events on Wednesday in the aftermath of a shooting at their school, and at a high school in Florida.

WKMS reports about 40 students will be riding a chartered bus to Frankfort to participate in a school safety rally. The nonviolent sit-in was organized by Franklin County students. Marshall Co. Principal Patricia Greer told WKMS the students will be excused from class with a signed Educational Enhancement Opportunity form.

Students who attend classes in Draffenville may also participate in a student walkout which is happening at nearly 3,000 schools nationwide. The event was organized by the same group that organized a women's march in Washington, D.C. last year.

Students are being encouraged to walk out of class at 10:00 am and demonstrate for 17 minutes - one minute for each victim at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Greer said students will have a designated area on campus to congregate.

Some media outlets have reported that schools are struggling with their responsibility for the safety of their students as they walk out of class to protest a perceived lack of safety. Some schools are providing ways for their students to participate, while others are offering alternatives. 

CNN has posted on online guide to those considering participating in the walk out. It can be seen at the link below.

On the Net:

CNN guide to student walkout
Source article from WKMS

Published 08:07 PM, Tuesday Mar. 13, 2018
Updated 08:45 PM, Tuesday Mar. 13, 2018

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