Northstate schools set rules for planned student walkouts

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It has been nearly a month since 17 students and faculty members were killed in Parkland, Florida, and on Wednesday, March 14, school walkouts are planned across the country.

The walkout is being described as both a memorial and a protest action. Some schools in the Northstate will be honoring the victims with a 17 minute moment of silence, others will allow walkouts during this time as long as students don't leave campus.

Many local schools are allowing students to walk out of class for the 17 minutes and some are providing additional security to ensure the actions are organized and safe.

KRCR has reached out to high schools across the Northstate and these are the plans by each administration. Schools that aren't listed below did not respond for comment.

Fall River Joint Union High School District (Fall River High School, Burney High School):

The superintendent for the district said that the walkout isn't being discouraged or disallowed. The Burney High School leadership class approached the administration about participating in a walkout. At Fall River High School, students want to gather on the front lawn for 17 minutes.

The superintendent noted that Burney High School sent out robo-calls with information to parents about the rules.

Las Plumas/Oroville High School Students:

According to superintendent Dr. Corey Willenberg, Las Plumas and Oroville High School students will have the choice to take part in the walkout. The school is not organizing anything. Willenberg noted that they are neither encouraging or discouraging students to take part, but if they do they will be marked absent in that class.

Willenberg also said that they will have extra campus supervision if students choose to walk out.

Shasta Union High School District (Enterprise, Foothill, Shasta, U-Prep):

According to superintendent Jim Cloney, each school in the district is handling the issue at their campus. He said that the schools are not scheduling or condoning the proposed walk out, but were planning to manage it as best they can.

"As long as students stay on campus during the protest, respect the time being proposed ... and understand this is a somber event geared toward making a statement against school violence, then I would expect there will be no negative consequences," said Cloney.

He noted that students who leave campus or linger beyond the 17 minutes or act inappropriately, then administrators will deal with those students individually.

Anderson Union High School District

Superintendent Tim Azevedo said they aren't encouraging or discouraging students, but they will try to make the most of it. No classroom plan was laid out, but teachers are being encouraged to make the event a civic's lesson to their students.

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