This week marks the first national test of teenage activism against gun violence. This is from the Ghidotti Early College High School newsletter:
“Hello Ghidotti Families,
A few folks have asked about a possible walkout tomorrow in concert with the events happening across the nation.
“As principal, I’m not in a position to endorse a political position. However, it is my responsibility to make sure our students are safe and heard. Yesterday I met with two student leaders and a representative from Sierra College to review plans for the walkout. I applaud these students’ civic engagement and support the right of all students to exercise their First Amendment rights.
“At 10 a.m. tomorrow, the students plan on leaving class, marching to the quad, and participating in a moment of silence. They’ll be returning to class at 10:17. I’ve asked the high school teachers to remain in their rooms so that students not wishing to participate may stay in class.
And I ask everyone to be respectful to those who may hold different views from your own.
Thanks and Go Phoenix!
Principal, Ghidotti Early College High School”