SNOW HILL – Local students are expected to join their peers throughout the country in a national school walkout planned for Wednesday morning.
A month after the tragic school shooting in Parkland, Florida, a 17-minute national walkout set to take place at 10 a.m. on March 14 will honor those killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Students at Stephen Decatur High School are among those expected to participate in a walkout.
“We are aware of students at our high schools that have expressed a desire to participate in the National School Walkout,” said Carrie Sterrs, coordinator of public relations and special programs at Worcester County Public Schools. “As a county, we are not issuing a statement on the walkout; however, our high school principals have been working closely with the student leaders of the planned demonstrations to ensure that they are conducted safely, and that they are not disruptive to those students not participating.”