Tom MurphyMar 13, 2018, 10:38 pmMar 14, 2018, 7:03 am

Students in Union push back on potential discipline for gun violence walkout

School board had said they would discipline students that walked out on Wednesday to protest gun violence, but ultimately reversed their decision

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UNION - Thousands of students across the nation have planned to stage walkouts on Wednesday to protest gun violence, one month after the Parkland, florida school shooting.

However, not every school district is allowing their students to walk out without punishment. The Union school board had announced that Wednesday's walkout would be a disruption and a violation of disciplinary rules, and that students would be disciplined appropriately. Board President Vito Nufrio told students that while he supported their message, he wanted them to stay on school grounds where they would not possibly be putting themselves at risk.

On Tuesday night, a large crowd of teachers, students and parents gathered at the Union High School Library to express concerns about the board's decision, imploring them to change their minds.

Ultimately, school board officials reversed their decision, and announced that students who participate in Wednesday's walkout will not be punished.

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