South Carolina school system warns against shooting protests
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Students and faculty in South Carolina’s largest school district are being warned not to walk out of class next month to protest school shootings.
A Greenville school district spokeswoman told The Greenville News that plans are being made for alternatives to show support for the March 14 National School Walkout.
School spokeswoman Beth Brotherton says officials are concerned about the safety risk of a walkout.
Students who participate in the walkout could be counted absent. Teachers who walk out could be cited for insubordination.
Brotherton says the county’s 15 high schools are working on alternatives to a walkout that would involve students and teachers.
The group Women’s March Youth Empower is calling for students, teachers, school administrators and parents to participate in a walkout March 14 to protest gun violence.
Information from: The Greenville News, http://www.greenvillenews.com