This morning the Leesville Daily Leader checked in on a couple schools around the area to see how they are dealing with student walkouts.
Seventeen-minute protests, which have unfolded at hundreds of schools across the country, are intended to pressure Congress to approve gun control legislation after the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.
Leesville High School Assistant Principal Mark Mawae said they had just three students head outside for the protest. The school had a plan in place to “let them have their 17 minutes” in the courtyard. “With testing and so many other things going on right now, I guess our kids just have other priorities,” Mawae said.
The students did not receive punishment, as the school planned for and tolerated the 17-minute event.