BUCKS COUNTY, Pa. (CBS) – One school district threatened disciplinary action if students walk out of class Wednesday, but later backed off.

In an email to parents, the superintendent for the Council Rock School District in Bucks County says schools will accommodate students who desire to participate in a timed, non-political event inside school.

Philly, New Jersey Students To Join Nationwide School Walkout Protesting Gun Violence 

Citing safety concerns, “any student who voluntarily opts to walk out of school as part of the planned event will receive disciplinary consequences.”

However, the administration appealed to the school board, and a majority of the school board members agreed that no disciplinary action was warranted.

Students across the nation are participating in coordinated walkouts Wednesday morning to protest gun violence. The nationwide protest is in response to last month’s massacre of 17 people at Florida’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

Several students in Philadelphia and South Jersey will be participating in the walkouts.

Comments (4)
  1. If the school (stupidly) chooses to enforce whatever existing punishments they have for truancy that is their prerogative, but if they attempt to enforce a different or STRICTER punishment because of the *reason* for the walking out, they will face the consequences that come with infringing on first amendment rights, and the ALCU is waiting in the wings to represent such cases.

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