SPRING, Texas – The Spring Independent School District told students Wednesday that it’s normal policy toward walking out of class will apply to those students who choose to participate in a national walkout for the Parkland, Florida school shooting
The policy states students could face in-school suspension for walking out.
The school district is encouraging students to find other ways to demonstrate without disturbing class.
Here is the statement released by principals at SISD's secondary campuses:
Principals at all of our secondary campuses shared the following message with students over morning announcements today. A similar message was sent to secondary parents
o Like the staff and administration here, I know you feel a great deal of sympathy and solidarity with the students and teachers in Parkland, Florida. It is incredibly upsetting and we understand how many of you must be feeling upset and frustrated
o We are aware of plans for a national walk out today but want to strongly encourage you to show your support for the students in Florida in ways that won’t disrupt the school day. Please know that we want to work with you to find productive ways to make meaningful change through other methods of support, like reaching out to lawmakers.
o It is important that you know that we must follow normal procedures today and any students who walk out of class could face an in-school suspension per our normal policies.
Organizers of the Women's March on Washington are calling on students, teachers and parents to take part in a national school walkout for 17 minutes on March 14 -- one month after the Florida shooting.
Spring and most area school districts are on Spring Break the week of the 14th.
Survivors of the Parkland shooting are planning a March for Our Lives campaign in Washington on March 24, a Saturday.
Spring ISD officials on Wednesday also addressed a rumored threat surrounding Spring High School for this upcoming Friday. “We are investigating the claim but have no indication that the threat is credible. We have communicated with our Spring High School parents and will continue to keep them updated. Our priority every day is the safety and security of our students. We take all threat’s seriously and will always conduct a thorough investigation,” SISD stated.