Message from Administration on #ENOUGH student walkout

March 13, 2018

 

Dear Parents/ Guardians,

 

The horrific school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida on February 14, 2018, has profoundly affected communities across the country and many young people feel spurred to take action.

 

Young people, through actions like civil disobedience and peaceful protest, have been at the forefront of many movements and struggles for justice in our city’s and our nation’s history, and we recognize that many of our own students may similarly decide to engage in forms of discourse and protest in response to the tragic event in Parkland.

 

We have been made aware that some students are planning to participate in what is being called “#ENOUGH National School Walkout” to be held on Wednesday, March 14 at 10:00 AM. The walkout is scheduled to be 17 minutes long to commemorate the 17 parkland victims.

 

While we support students participating in civic engagement and exercising their First Amendment rights, we want to remind you that regular classroom schedules will continue as usual and that the safety of our Bronx Latin students is our number one priority.  Bronx Latin is not encouraging students to leave the school campus due to safety concerns.

 

If students are planning to attend events after the 17 minutes or leave the campus, they will be considered absent from the classes they miss.  

 

Regards,

 

Administration

Bronx Latin