200 get detention for skipping assembly
More than 200 students who walked out of Pennridge High School on Wednesday as part of a nationwide call to end gun violence will face Saturday detentions for their actions, according to Superintendent Dr. Jacqueline A. Rattigan.
About 225 students, including a few who were accompanied by their parents, walked out of school to conduct their own event, according to a statement issued Wednesday by Rattigan.
Pennridge had issued a notice to families on Tuesday, telling them that the hgh school would be conducting an in-house assembly to remember the 17 students and staff from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School who were killed on Feb. 14. The in-school assembly included 17 minutes of silence and a power point showing the students and staff killed by alleged gunman Nikolas Cruz.
The notice also warned that students who left school for a walkout would be doing so without permission and thus would face the normal consequences. Rattigan said students who were not accompanied by their parents will face discipline.
District public relations coordinator Joe Ferry said the consequences are one Saturday detention for a first offense and two for a second offense.
Five students who walked out and then went to Dunkinâ€™ Donuts will face an additional detention, Ferry said.Read More...