Marshall Schools welcome student walk out

10 a.m. This marks the time students across the nation will stand for a cause, for the nationwide student walkout today.

Posted: Mar. 14, 2018 12:54 PM
Updated: Mar. 14, 2018 6:36 PM

MARSHALL, Ill. (WTHI) - 10 a.m. This marks the time students across the nation will stand for a cause, for the nationwide student walk out.

The goal is to honor the people killed in the Parkland, FL school shooting. Students will peacefully protest for 17 minutes, each minute representing the 17 people killed during the shooting.

Students at Marshall High School are welcome to participate. The Marshall School District embraces this movement.

Superintendent Kevin Ross says these are opportunities to teach students their freedom of speech. Ross says it's the students’ right to participate.

Ross explains the students’ safety is easier to ensure with a smaller district like Marshall.

“We're dealing with it on a Marshall size scale, it'd be different on a Terre Haute size scale and also different on a Springfield size scale,” says Ross. “All school leaders are faced with tough decisions on this but that's what we face daily.”

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