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Council Rock School Board - After Hearing from Angry # StandWithTheStudents Parents - Waived Disciplinary Action Against Students Who Walked Out of the Building 

Council Rock School Board - After Hearing from Angry # StandWithTheStudents Parents - Waived Disciplinary Action Against Students Who Walked Out of the Building  | Newtown News of Interest | Scoop.it

Despite threats of disciplinary action, dozens of Council Rock North students left the building Wednesday during the national school walkout on Wednesday morning.

 

Outside, a small contingent of supportive parents got as close as possible to the campus, across the street at St. Andrew's Catholic Church.

 

Students who left said they were made to sign back in upon return to class, and will face detention. However, in an email to the school community following the demonstration, Council Rock Superintendent Robert Fraser said the district had reconsidered its position and involved students will not be disciplined.

 

"Following this morning's walkout, the administration appealed to the School Board for the disciplinary consequence to be waived for students who walked out of the building, and a majority of the School Board members agreed that no disciplinary action is warranted in this extremely unusual situation. Thus, no disciplinary consequences will be administered. The indoor restrictions were put into place for good reason, as safety is and always will be our foremost priority. There were rumors that non-students would attempt to gain entry onto school property during these protests, and so the School Board was rightfully concerned about student safety. That said, after seeing just how incredibly well our students handled today's remembrance events, we feel that no discipline is warranted. This decision in no way should be viewed as precedent setting for any future event," the Wednesday message said.

johnmacknewtown's insight:

I was with those parents on the grassy knoll across the street from the school and took this photo. I heard their anger about the proposed disciplinary action and their plans to let the school know how they felt about it.

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