Students who protested school shootings were met with detention
By Martin Belam, The Guardian,adapted by Newsela staff on 03.22.18
Word Count 756
students at Pennridge high school took part in a national walkout march 14.
225 students walked out for 17 minutes of silence and a few speeches afterwards.
the students who received detention turned there detention into another opportunity to protest.
several students went to a school board meeting to try and negotiate but negotiations were very inflexible.
800 students attended and sat in silence for 17 minutes 225 students including a few who were accompanied by their parents chose to walkout the ones whos parents didnt accompany them received detention.
the students who did received detention and those who didn't still protested about the gun violence and trying to get only military and police to be able to have military style assault rifles.
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