We Won't Penalize Peaceful Gun Control Protesters

  • We Won't Penalize Peaceful Gun Control Protesters

We Won't Penalize Peaceful Gun Control Protesters

"We seek students who fight for what they believe in and strive for justice, equity and peace", UVa Dean of Admissions Greg Roberts said in a statement. The common application for college admission asks whether students have been disciplined at school, and many colleges stipulate in their letters of admission that the offer could be rescinded if the student is suspended or behaves inappropriately. The walkout, March For Our Lives, is scheduled to take place on March 24.

If students choose to protest in other ways rather than a walkout, they are allowed to hold peaceful sit-in demonstrations on campus, according to the ACLU.

Every day since the massacre that killed 17 students and faculty at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, the SPLC has fielded inquiries on its legal hotline from student journalists across the country. "As long as I know they aren't going to stop me, it's fine", he said. "As such, we are proud to join colleges and universities who have pledged not to penalize applicants nor admitted students who are disciplined by their schools when they engage in peaceful protest while standing up for their beliefs".

Fortunately, colleges and universities are doing their best to support prospective students, pledging that suspensions resulting from political protests will not affect their admissions decisions.

Throughout the classrooms at the school Monday afternoon students took a stand, hand in hand, using the power of silence to send a message. In Orange County, students at Carrboro High School have announced a walkout March 14, one of many planned across the country a month after the Parkland shootings.

On March 14, Women's March Youth EMPOWER will be conducting a nationwide school walk out.

He said he couldn't remember another such time, and certainly not one when students were asking his office and alumni interviewers if walking out of class to protest could imperil their admission prospects.

"I'm just a high school student, and I do not pretend to have all of the answers", Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student Cameron Kasky wrote in an op-ed for CNN. Other institutions offering support included Brown University, American University, MIT, Boston University, Northeastern University, Bucknell University and the University of Puget Sound.

Nicole Marino, a sophomore in the College of Communication, said she thinks BU Admissions' statement is a positive reflection of the administration's support of student activism.

"This isn't a partisan issue and so there's going to have to be some compromise, but the three things we are wanting to talk about is stricter background checks and we see that 90% of Americans actually want stricter background checks and we want to make it more hard to get access to assault rifles and 67% of Americans want this and then we also want to eliminate guns from schools period", says Brashers.

It doesn't appear in CT, so far, that any districts are threatening students with suspension if they take part in a peaceful demonstration.