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CHS students to walk out Wednesday to honor Florida victims

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Chesterton High School students will walk out during the school day at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 14, to honor the shooting victims of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland Florida, exactly one month after the tragedy.

The walk-out and candlelight vigil will take place at the U.S. flagpole at the front of the school, 2125 S. 11th Street in Chesterton.

The vigil has been organized by seniors Ryan Day, Evan Little, Andrew Smenyak, Hannah Mullin, Brinley Fowler, and Katelyn Balakir; and by sophomore Sid Augustyn, who will also deliver a speech.

Following Augustyn’s speech, students will stand in 17 minutes of silence to remember the 17 lives lost in the Parkland shooting in addition to a candlelight vigil. Each minute will be marked with a reading of the name of a victim.

On Friday, Duneland Schools Superintendent Ginger Bolinger released a letter to the parents of students, in which she recognized “students’ Constitutional rights to peaceful assembly and free expression.”

“Our goal in responding to walkout plans and other forms of peaceful assembly is to try and keep focus on teaching and learning while providing guidance and planning to support student and staff safety,” Bolinger stated in her letter


Posted 3/13/2018




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