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.READ MORE: Philadelphia Judge Hears Arguments In Mysterious Fatal Stabbing Case of Ellen Greenberg
Citing safety concerns, “any student who voluntarily opts to walk out of school as part of the planned event will receive disciplinary consequences.”READ MORE: School Bus Involved In Crash In Pittsgrove, Salem County
However, the administration appealed to the school board, and a majority of the school board members agreed that no disciplinary action was warranted.
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