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John Marshall High School students walk out in support of gun control laws

Hundreds of John Marshall High School students walked out of class March 7 in support of gun control laws. (Photo provided)

Students at an Oklahoma City high school walked out to protest gun violence Wednesday.

Just after 10 a.m. March 7 a group of students walked out of John Marshall High School protesting for more gun control laws in the wake of a Florida high school shooting that killed 17 students.

Staff and Oklahoma City Public Schools say they were in full support of the walkout. OKCPS released the following statement following the walk out:

OKCPS supports students’ Constitutional rights to peaceful assembly and free expression. Our goal in responding to walk-out plans and other forms of peaceful assembly is to try and keep focus on teaching and learning while providing guidance and planning to support student and staff safety. We encourage you to talk to your child(ren) about how they may be feeling about the recent loss of lives on school campuses and the importance of expressing themselves in appropriate ways. Also know that disorderly conduct that disrupts school operations is not acceptable and will be handled compassionately but firmly in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct. If you have questions, please contact the principal at your child’s school. Thank you for your continued support of OKCPS.


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