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Don’t punish kids for organized walkouts over gun violence

As students across the nation prepare to walk out of schools March 14, many school districts are mulling whether the walkouts are deserving of punishment. Whether that is a suspension or some other way we understand that school district’s are obligated to follow guidelines outlined by state wide education rules. However the punishment should not be so severe that it hampers their future endeavors and aspirations, or their ability to use their right of free speech and right to assemble. The National School Walkout, a protest taking place in hundreds of locations, has become a topic of controversy as some schools vow not to support it. The walkout is part of a greater movement spurred by student survivors of the Parkland, Fla., school shooting asking for stricter gun laws. Read stories like this and more in your latest edition of The Ennis News. Be informed, subscribe today!

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