If You or Your Child Plans to Walk out of School Wednesday, Read This First

The #Enough! National School Walkout will take place on today (March 14 at 10 a.m. across time zones. The walkout will last 17 minutes — one minute for each person killed in the Florida school shooting.

As a student or the parent of a teacher you may be wondering how walking out of school for 17 minutes could affect. 

 Can the school retaliate? 

Will it hurt your chances of college? 

Can you just stay home for the day? 

CNN has an excellent interview with two experts that will answer your questions and help you understand your rights. 

For those who aren’t students or teachers, the #Enough organizers are asking people to wear orange, which is associated with gun violence prevention, or stage workplace walkouts for 17 minutes, according to the Women’s March site.

The ACLU is another great resource for information on the subject along with background information regarding a 1969 Supreme Court ruling on the case Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District which makes it clear that students don’t “shed their constitutional rights to freedom of speech or expression at the schoolhouse gate.” But that does come with some caveats and complications

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