Pennsylvania High School to Issue Over 200 Detentions to Students That Took Part in Protest

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More than 200 students who walked out of Pennridge High School on Wednesday as part of a nationwide call to end gun violence will face Saturday detentions for their actions, according to Superintendent Dr. Jacqueline A. Rattigan.
About 225 students, including a few who were accompanied by their parents, walked out of school to conduct their own event, according to a statement issued Wednesday by Rattigan.
Pennridge had issued a notice to families on Tuesday, telling them that the hgh school would be conducting an in-house assembly to remember the 17 students and staff from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School who were killed on Feb. 14. The in-school assembly included 17 minutes of silence and a power point showing the students and staff killed by alleged gunman Nikolas Cruz.
The notice also warned that students who left school for a walkout would be doing so without permission and thus would face the normal consequences. Rattigan said students who were not accompanied by their parents will face discipline.
District public relations coordinator Joe Ferry said the consequences are one Saturday detention for a first offense and two for a second offense.
Five students who walked out and then went to Dunkin’ Donuts will face an additional detention, Ferry said.
Pennridge isn’t the only district to tell students they would face consequences for walking out.
Allentown and Parkland said they would mark students tardy or absent if they walked out of the high schools. Instead, both Allentown and Parkland held in-school events.
In her statement, Rattigan said:
“We are proud of the way our students conducted themselves during today’s silent Remembrance Assembly on the one-month anniversary of the shootings at Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida. Approximately 800 students attended the assemblies in two locations at the high school and sat in silence for 17 minutes while viewing a slideshow in honor of the victims. It was a moving experience for those who participated.
“About 225 students, including a few who were accompanied by their parents, chose to walk out of school to hold their own activity. Those who did so unaccompanied by a parent will face consequences, which were outlined in advance. The remainder of our student body who attended school on Wednesday stayed in their classrooms accompanied by teachers.
“We thank members of the Pennridge Regional Police Department who were on hand inside and outside the building to protect the safety of all students and staff.”

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