School walkout protests gun violence

RENO, Nev (KOLO) Students across the country will walk out of class Wednesday to protest gun violence.

Kristen McNeil, Deputy Superintendent for Washoe School District, says Nevada law requires all students to follow mandatory attendance policy.

"We are requesting that students do not participate in the walkout; we have sent guides to all of our schools, we have sent guides to parents, that if students do decide to walk out they will be marked as tardy and if they miss the entire class they will be marked truant."

However, students who attend approved activities will not get in trouble because they will have teacher supervision. "That's a learning opportunity and a civic engaging opportunity for them." said McNeil.
Students who do not show up for class will be marked as unexcused and parents will be notified.

At Carson High School, students are planning to participate in an organized walkout to the football field, Wednesday at 10 a.m., to remember the lives lost in Florida.

"This is an educational opportunity for young citizens to really learn how to peacefully organize themselves and be heard." said Dan Davis, Public Information Officer for Carson City School District.

In Washoe County, North Valleys and Reno High school are some of the schools with approved walkout activities.

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