BAY COUNTY, Fla. - On Wednesday students across the country will walk out of school in memory of the lives lost in Parkland last month as a call to action for improving school safety. The official nationwide walkout time will be 10 a.m. and will last for 17 minutes to represent the 17 victims of the Parkland shooting.
Superintendent Bill Husfelt said he's communicated with school administrators and teachers so that everyone is aware of the walkout. Students at Bozeman High School have taken it up themselves to formally organize a walk out together. Student will also hear from guest speakers and have in class activities. They organized these events instead of a walk out. The school district is not encouraging students to walk out because they worry it would set a precedent for other causes.
"This is not the first cause the students will have and it won't be the last cause. We want to support students in doing correct and good things, our issue and concern is that if 500 kids walk out, where is the safety in that? So we want to keep our students safe and we want the student to do what they are supposed to do and we think they will," said superintendent Bill Husfelt.
Superintendent Husfelt said teachers are not to prevent the students from leaving but if they do leave for an extended amount of time, they will be treated as though they left the classroom without permission.
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