WCSD students again plan school walkouts for Friday in protest of gun violence

Noah Christiansen, a McQueen High student who was suspended by the Washoe County School District for using profanity when talking about gun laws to a staff person at U.S. Rep. Mark Amodei, R-Nev.office. Siobhan McAndrew/RGJ Buy Photo Fed up with gun violence in schools across the nation, Washoe County students are once again planning to leave their classrooms this week in protest. At least eight schools in the Reno-Sparks area have registered events for Friday’s National School Walkout, a nationally organized protest targeting “congressional, state, and local failures to take action to prevent gun violence,” according to the event’s website. It will be the second nationally organized student walkout against gun violence to take place in Washoe County. The first was on March 14, when hundreds of students left their classrooms in protest, marching and holding moments of silence. More: WCSD budget cuts: School board votes to save 10 […]

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