Statement From Delta County School Superintendent Caryn Gibson on Planned March 14th Walkout:
“Delta County School District would like to first send our deepest regrets to the families who lost loved ones in Florida. We will continue to advocate and honor those families as we seek a solution to all school violence.
Delta County School District will continue to examine the gun issue but does not support the walkout on March 14. If students choose to join the walk we will respect their First Amendment Rights and continue our day as normal. We will, however, follow our attendance policy, so students who miss 10 minutes or less will be marked tardy and if students miss more than 10 minutes they will be marked absent for that class period”.
Original Story: Students and teachers across the country will walk out of classrooms Wednesday in a show of support for the 17 people killed in a Florida high school shooting and to advocate for stricter gun control laws. EMPOWER, the group organizing the protest, says the walkout will happen Wednesday at 10 am local time and will last 17 minutes to honor each of the shooting victims.