Organizers acknowledge that the local event is a political protest regarding gun control and/or the prevention of gun violence.
San Bernardino: CTA Secretary-Treasurer David Goldberg will join students and educators at Arroyo Valley High School for an assembly and student-led walkout honoring gun violence victims and calling for action.
The new wave of activism can be actually a response for the decision to get activity by survivors of the slaughter that is latest, as soon as 17 individuals were killed by a gunman at Parkland's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. CBS anchor Jeff Glor characterized the protest as "walkouts across the country".
The rally's organizers say its goal is to send a message to legislators that advocates for gun legislation "aren't going anywhere".
"The #NationalWalkOut is happening on 4/20 (Friday) in 1100+ schools across the country-Walkout as a community to stand up against gun violence".
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ABC Action News reached out to school districts across the Bay area about the planned events. The Student Government Association at Seabreeze High School in Daytona Beach came up with a slogan for the occasion: Be kind.
"We will have police officers blocking streets and protecting us", they said.
Even so, senior Evelyn Morehead said students plan to risk the "cut" though she expects only a fraction of the turnout of last month's walkouts.
Students who leave the classroom without permission will be subject to the Caroline County Board of Education Student Discipline policy, as they are every other school day. The event was organized by State of Ohio Youth Activists (SOYA), an activist organization formed by high school students. Organizers on April 16 submitted the paperwork necessary for a special events permit, which is required for any gathering that includes more than 100 people. The protests follows national student walkouts in March.
"As a former history teacher, I appreciate students who want to become politically involved and make their voices heard", Flores added.
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According to recent data from Pew Research, most teenagers in the United States favor "proposals focused on mental illness, assault-style weapon bans and the use of metal detectors in schools" rather than the argument to arm teachers and other school officials to improve school safety.
"We are demanding change because it's been 19 years since the Columbine shooting and no one has done anything", she said.
"It's just powerful to see other young people feeling inspired to go and act and create change in their community because I think our time is now", says White Station Student Becca Folkes-Lallo.
"We encourage posters and to wear orange", the teen leaders said.
"While the Washoe County School District understands and respects the emotional component of these events, and while we continue to be supportive of students and their right to demonstrate peacefully, we can not support the act of leaving school grounds without permission during the instructional day", the school district said in a letter.
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