Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to visit Stoneman Douglas

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to visit Stoneman Douglas

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to visit Stoneman Douglas

On the same day the vote happened, students at New Smyrna Beach High School gathered to remember those lost in the shooting at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. Students have led those efforts, and some Half Moon Bay High School students are taking up the charge. It's raising even more safety concerns if thousands of students suddenly leave school buildings.

Ferguson's post comes in response to what he calls "erroneous information" shared by a media outlet that the school was organizing a gun control protest.

"Student protests or walkouts are something that are happening across the country", she said.

The state of Florida passed a bill yesterday that would impose new restrictions on firearm sales and allow some public staff to carry guns in school. "We just wanted to put our word out there for John Marshall that we wanted our voices to be heard", Paisley said. Starting at 10 a.m., one person will step forward for each of the 17 people who died, dropping a rose and reading the person's name with details about his or her life. "Metal detectors are not necessarily the only answers, there has to be other answers", he said. "I raised him well and I trust his judgment".

Calcasieu Parish officials tell us they're working on the logistics but don't have final plans in place yet.

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The walkout is planned by a national organization and will take place on March 14, one month after the deadly shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, that left 17 people dead.

"The district understands students wishing to to voice their views about school violence", White wrote.

They're going to walk out of class for 17 minutes, in solidarity with the victims of Parkland, Florida's school shooting.

"We're not aware of any plans", said Johnson. The goal of the organized walkout is to "demand Congress pass legislation to keep us safe from gun violence at our schools, on our streets and in our homes and places of worship".

"Students and staff have the right to teach and learn in an environment free from the worry of being gunned down in their classrooms or on their way home from school".

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The walkout is not without controversy.

Students will neither be encouraged nor discouraged from participating in the walkout, though if they choose to do so, they will receive an unexcused absence for the missed class period.

Apple said he has already met with teachers regarding the event and will meet with classes to discuss more specifics about how the event will occur.

The ACLU has warned students their actions could have consequences during the walkout.

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