Pa. school to issue 200 detentions over student walkouts

Written by The Associated Press | Mar 15, 2018 3:19 AM

A young person, left, holds a sign bearing the names of those killed in Parkland, Fla. as hundreds of students protesting gun violence marched to the Minnesota State Capitol Wednesday, March 7, 2018, in St. Paul, Minn. St. Paul police estimate 2,000 students from around the metro area marched to the Capitol. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

(Allentown) -- A Pennsylvania high school plans to issue detentions to more than 200 students who walked out of school as part of a nationwide protest against gun violence.

The Allentown Morning Call reports Pennridge Superintendent Jacqueline Rattingan announced the punishment against the 225 Pennridge High School students in Bucks County who walked out of school instead of attending an in-house assembly remembering the 17 killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida.

The students will serve their detentions Saturday.

The school had previously warned students who left the school without their parents would face discipline.

Rattigan says about 800 students attended the assembly, which included a slideshow in honor of the victims.

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