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The survivors of the Flodia high school school shooting that killed 17 people have organized a national school walk out day to serve as a protest against guns and a memorial for those who were lost that day.
According to WNCT, here locally, Beaufort County schools stated that they are aware of the possible student demonstrations in response to the Parkland shooting and other acts of school violence. “While students may choose to exercise their rights to advocate for causes that are important to them, the rules related to student conduct and school safety shall apply at all times,” said Mark Doane Assistant Superintendent of Beaufort County Schools.
Pitt County worked with students to create a safe avenue for walk outs.
“If students are participating in unison with school administration and student leadership, then there would be no repercussions; otherwise, if they are skipping classes, they would be subject to consequences based on our code of student conduct,” said Travis Lewis of Pitt County Schools.
“The Carteret County Public School System will take part in the national March 14 School Walkout event through a variety of positive and proactive activities … such as 17 seconds of silence and unity circles,” said Tabbie Nance of Carteret County Schools.