Student Safety Walkout

Student Safety Walkout

NEW WINDSOR, MD (March 15, 2018) – In act of solidarity with students who have lost their lives and been injured as a result of school violence, students and faculty members at Springdale Preparatory School participated in a school safety walkout on Wednesday, March 14, 2018. The 17-minute walkout honored the 17 lives lost in the February 14 mass shooting at Majorie Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida. Schools across the nation held walkouts at 10am on that day, and Springdale students stood in solidarity with students advocating for school safety.

At 10am on March 14, Springdale students, faculty, and staff walked out of class for 17 minutes. Staff provided facts about the Majorie Stoneman Douglas High School mass shooting and all commemorated the lives lost that morning. Staff also facilitated small group conversations, reflecting on the impact such a violent event has in our nation’s schools and ways that we can advocate for safer schools.

In addition, students and family members will also participate in the MARCH FOR OUR LIVES on Saturday, March 24. Finally, on March 30, students will spend time crafting letters to Maryland’s United States senators and representatives as well as to President Trump regarding their expectations relating to the vital topic of school safety. Learning facilitators and Springdale’s Student Services Support Team will assist students in expressing their opinions in their letters.

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