Students have been pushing for stronger gun laws after 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz shot 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., earlier this month.
The University of CT is among dozens of colleges and universities telling high school students to relax: if they face discipline for participating in gun control demonstrations, it won't affect their chances of admission.
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But the Parkland kids are still in front of us, and still talking. Peterson was suspended without pay, after which he resigned.
Some school districts have taken disciplinary action against students who staged walkouts or left for protests during school hours, including suspensions and other punishments that could appear on school records when students apply to college.
These universities and colleges include Dartmouth College, Tulane University, University of Puget Sound, John Hopkins University, Northeastern University, Brown University, University of Connecticut, University of California, Los Angeles.
Jeff Schiffman, director of admission at Tulane University, published a blog post on Friday supporting peaceful student protest. "We stand in support of every high school student who chooses to participate in peaceful protests. or who thoughtfully and respectfully exercise their freedom of expression", the school's dean of admissions said in a statement. The organizers are encouraging students to "Walk out of school, wear orange and protest online and in your communities". The threat of disciplinary action by high-school districts matters because infractions could reflect poorly on students when applying to colleges and universities.
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The 8-year-old girl, Juliet Odierna, was last seen in the 3000 block of Oasis Boulevard in Cape Coral , WFLA reported . Through cooperation with law enforcement agencies, patrol officers were alerted to the child's possible whereabouts.
On Wednesday, the Spring Independent School District north of Houston, Texas told students that they could face in-school suspension for walkouts.
Student organizers say they want gun reform, and they want it now. Find out if your prospective college has made a similar promise here.
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Officials did not indicate whether they have any leads on who might have put the painting on the bus. None of the passengers claimed ownership of the suitcase, and no arrests were made.