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Chesterfield Schools to have 'safe locations' for National School Walkout day

Terry High School students stand outside to protest black history month event cancelled at school Source WLBT Terry High School students stand outside to protest black history month event cancelled at school Source WLBT
Melinda Barton | 08 March, 2018, 22:36

Beyond walkouts and protest, Nazar, administrative staff and Cabrillo Unifed School District board members are working on installing tip411, a smartphone app that includes crime alerts and an avenue for students or other community members to give anonymous tips.

In an interview with East Cobb News, McNeill said several of the students who met with her last week, including some in Walton's current senior class, will be commemorating the 17 victims of the Parkland, Fla., high school shooting before the school day next Wednesday, as she had suggested.

Some commenters even accused Hamilton High School of manipulating students to participate in the walkout.

Other principals said they did not expect a similar protest to occur at their schools.

"Just because they're high school kids that doesn't mean they don't have a First Amendment right", Morse said.

Wade was recently traded back to the Miami Heat after stints with the Chicago Bulls and the Cleveland Cavaliers over the past year and a half, and as he told the students, "I am so excited to be back in this city and this state".

The panel will hold a series of public hearings to talk about safety in schools, including improved reporting measures for suspicious people, heightened campus security, increased mental health resources for students and safe storage of firearms.

Under the change, those who "exclusively perform classroom duties as classroom teachers" wouldn't be allowed to participate in the program.

"We try not to categorize our prospective students with broad swashes of a brush simply because somebody put a label on them", he said.

For 17 minutes at 10 a.m. across each time zone on March 14, students, faculty, and supporters around the world will walk out of their schools to honor the 17 people killed in the shooting at the Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School and to protest gun violence.

The goal of the letter was to respond to rumors of planned student demonstrations, spokeswoman Beth Harrison said. It was theater students actually who started this.

"As a figure in this state, as one of the top figures, it's my duty to make sure I continue to let my voice be heard", Wade said after meeting the Oliver family.

"To that end, we are proactively developing a plan that will enable students who wish to participate in this movement on school grounds to do so in a safe, peaceful and appropriate manner", he wrote.

"We need students to feel safe, and not that their lives are in danger", she said.

When pressed about the solutions she referenced, the secretary did not offer specifics. "In fact, we mark that as a show of leadership on behalf of the students".