Richmond Public Schools plans march in response to Florida school shooting
10:45, Mar 2, 2018
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Since the shooting, student survivors have come forward speaking out against gun violence and planning nationwide rallies. Some are still recovering from their injuries.
Steve Porter was one of about a half-dozen alumni who showed up.
Armed officers were on hand as students returned to the school Wednesday morning.
A student holds a flower and a button that reads, ' #MSDSTRONG, ' as she arrives for classes at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School for the first time since the shooting that killed 17 people.
"At this point we're not going to tell them they can't", Hammer said.
"Although we may not always agree on how to accomplish it, making our schools safer, better places to learn is a mission that students and educators all share", Fitzgerald said. It's more about the energy that is going to be around.
Peter Thiboutot, the assistant superintendent of the Waterville-based Alternative Organizational Structure 92, said there have been several students in the district who expressed interest in participating in the walkout.
"We are very pro-Second Amendment", Burch said of the Green Alliance's platform.
Students were expected to have a curriculum-free day as they adjust to being back on campus.
Since the shooting, Stoneman Douglas students have been lobbying politicians for stricter gun controls both in their home state of Florida and in Washington.
In one profile case at Clarksburg High School in Montgomery County, a student allegedly brought a loaded gun to class. Retired police officers passed out flowers.
"I pray that today is the beginning of our long and hard journey from grief, sorrow and anger to a new consciousness of hope, compassion and love". Cruz killed 17 people, according to the latest CNN report.
State legislators are considering a bill that would pay to demolish Building 12, widely known as the freshman building, and replace it with a memorial to the victims of the 14 February massacre. With less space available, school administrators had to draw up a new master schedule to find rooms for all the classes and students.
Leaving campus during school hours without permission from parents is a violation of the district's code of conduct, said officials with the Scottsdale Unified School District. I think it's a good idea to practice a lockdown drill.
That's what we're trying to provide to our staff, our students to get through this period, to work our way back into some sense of normalcy.
Schools in America are no strangers to guns. He was especially pleased with the turnout.
Literally: the return to school. Cardenas said he was inspired by the students' resilience.
The suspect in the shooting, a former student, was arrested. Seventeen-year-old Maddy Wilford was released from the hospital just last week after critical injuries from three gunshot wounds.
"We're all just talking about going back and seeing our teachers and hugging them, just hugging our classmates and just being together with everyone", she said. And he's seen changes in many of his friends, too.
"I'm really scared to go in", said Novell, who like many other returning students was wearing a maroon T-shirt, the school colour. "Politicians and the NRA know risky weapons are easily accessible to unsafe people, but they keep saying, 'Look over here!"
The national debate over school safety and gun control has been reignited since a gunman killed 17 people at a high school in Parkland, Florida, on Valentine's Day. They are also conducting visits to schools this week as part of renewed security efforts.
"[Social media] is helpful in that it is easier to reach out to people and know that if you wanted to directly communicate with the high students from South Parkland, you could do that", Dancy said.
"We fully expect that these classes have and are occurring, and we continue to monitor developments", stated Hall.
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