Bozeman Students to Stage Walkout on Friday
KBZK-TV is reporting that Bozeman High School students are planning to leave their classes on Friday morning at 10:15 a.m. to show their disappointment with current gun control laws. The walkout follows other student protests around the state of Montana.
This is all in the wake of the most recent school shooting in Parkland, Florida, on Valentine's Day.
A recent poll of our radio listeners showed that over 77% of those who participated did not support a walkout by school students to protest current gun laws.
The planned march is expected to be down Main Street in Bozeman. Whether you support the protest or not, I'm sure we're all in agreement that the safety of the kids is of the upmost importance. Please use extra caution today if driving in the area of downtown on main street during the time of the protest. We also hope that the kids will conduct themselves appropriately and be cautious as the conduct their march.
Chief Joseph Middle School kids have also planned to walkout of their classrooms today at 2 p.m.
Parents of Bozeman School District students received a letter from the district saying that unexcused absences will be given to those students who walkout, unless their parents provide the school with written approval.