(3-14-18)  Today students from around the country walked out of their high schools to protest gun violence and to call for action on gun control, one month after the tragic shootings at Stoneman Douglas High School in southern Florida.

Numerous reports on social media show that students from the Ft. Wayne and Dayton metro areas participated in the protest. No word yet has come from Mercer County and the immediate area that local school districts had students participate.

UPDATED at 12:00pm from Dr. Schmiesing-

We are working this in to be more of an opportunity for learning, not a disciplinary situation. The students were not creating a disruption.

UPDATED at 11:15pm from Dr. Schmiesing-

We did have between 80 and 100 high school students who did step out of the building for 17 minutes. They were well behaved and ended with a moment of silence out of respect for the 17 lives lost in the Florida shooting.

Celina Schools Superintendent Dr. Ken Schmiesing

We have not heard that any of our students are planning on doing anything today. In grades 5 -12 we have held assemblies, Town Halls, have done announcements, reminding students of thinking as part of their decision making process. We want. to assure them that they should be speaking with their parents on these topics. We have expressed that they need to decide on the appropriateness of their social media posts before they post them.

More of our students are participating in the planning of the March For Our Lives event on March 24th than are talking about doing anything today.


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