Farmington Public Schools student leaders have worked with school officials to plan organized March 14 walkouts honoring the one month anniversary of a high school shooting in Parkland, Florida.
On February 14, Nikolas Cruz, 19, walked into Stoneman Douglas High School and opened fire on students and faculty. He has been indicted on 17 counts of premeditated murder in the first degree and 17 counts of attempted murder in the first degree. Florida prosecutors announced Tuesday that they will seek the death penalty.
The 17-minute walkout, happening in schools across the country, is meant to honor the victims and advocate for legislation to keep students safe in their schools and homes.
According to a statement released by Superintendent George Heitsch, demonstrations “will be limited in both scope and duration.”
“Students will not leave campus and will be congregating in areas deemed safe and appropriate by school administration. While students will not be disciplined for participation, students who are disruptive will be removed. Participation is an individual student choice, and students who choose not to participate will be properly supervised in classrooms.”