National School Walkout Day 2018: Details & Things To Know

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Seizing the momentum of a movement driven by survivors of the February 14 school shooting in Parkland, Florida, the walkouts and drive to sign up voters are aimed at pressuring US politicians to enact tighter restrictions on gun sales in the run-up to November's mid-term congressional elections.

For the second time in as many months, students in New Hanover County and across the nation plan to walk out of class to continue the push for stricter gun laws.

Under the Student Code of Conduct, disrupting school, the offense that appears most closely associated with walking out of class without authorization, is considered a Level I to a Level III offense with the consequences ranging from a phone call to parents to in-school suspension.

Meanwhile, Robert Romano, the vice president of public policy at Americans for Limited Government, wrote a column for the conservative organization's online publication "Daily Torch" questioning why state attorney generals are allowing school walkouts, which he contends are in violation of state law.

Both Miami-Dade and Broward said that if students decide to participate in the walkouts, school administrators will attempt to keep the protests on campus to ensure the students' safety. Private schools including Pembroke, Bishop Miege and Rockhurst also are involved as well as students from University of Missouri-Kansas City and Rockhurst University. Our student leaders are working in concert with administration to make sure what they are planning is organized, appropriate and safe for the students who wish to participate. The Kern High School District places great value on instructional time and school safety.

This latest national rally comes more than a month after tens of thousands of US students from more than 3,000 schools participated in the #ENOUGH National School Walkout to demand that lawmakers seek tighter gun control regulations.

In this March 14, 2018, file photograph, 15-year-old Leah Zundel waves a placard during a student walkout to protest gun violence on the soccer field behind Columbine High School in Littleton, Colo.

"A lot of people don't really know about the Columbine shooting because it didn't happen when they were alive", Caruso says. If they don't have a note, the absence will be unexcused.

On March 14, hundreds of thousands of students across the United States walked out to protest gun violence.

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"We feel like we're helping other people since so many people gave support to us", she said. But if schools want to hold events to honor the Columbine victims on the anniversary, he said he would ask that they include a day of service since that is the practice at the suburban Denver school.

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