Weeks after school shooting, band performs at Carnegie Hall


Los Angeles School Police Association vice president Rodolfo Perez said there are 380 campus officers for the approximately 735,000 students in the LA Unified School District.

Beyond walkouts and protest, Nazar, administrative staff and Cabrillo Unifed School District board members are working on installing tip411, a smartphone app that includes crime alerts and an avenue for students or other community members to give anonymous tips.

Administrators say they support the students' First Amendment rights to peaceful assembly and free expression, they just prefer students did the walkout after school hours.

Meanwhile, students in the Rapid City Area school district plan to walk out of class.

Organizers are encouraging students to leave their class at that time for 17 minutes in honor of the 17 people killed in the February 14 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

While Florida House members sparred Wednesday over a gun control measure, the fathers of two girls killed in the Parkland school massacre showed up to make one final plea: Pass Senate Bill 7026.

"It's expected they can't take a stand on it", said Keaghan Duffy, a junior ar Stevens High School. The day's major "Enough is Enough" event starts at 10 a.m. at the Idaho Capitol.

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Students across the country are participating in the demonstration to honor the 17 victims killed at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida and in an effort to stop gun violence and plea for stricter gun laws.

Parents can keep students out of school for any reason, Johnson explained, but if the attendance office is not notified, the absence is unexcused.

In a recent tweet to prospective students, Washington University in St. Louis said "March on".

On Monday, Sprayberry High School Principal Joseph Sharp sent a letter to parents saying he's working with students "to identify an appropriate way" and with parental groups "to create non-disruptive activities and opportunities" to honor the Florida victims. Nampa and West Ada districts have made a similar request.

Wade has been outspoken his support for the Parkland students.

"While we are glad to see so many young people taking on the responsibility of participating in the democratic process and sharing their collective voice, we think there are better ways to accomplish these goals that are not potentially disruptive to the academic environment", said Dave Harbison, spokesman for the Idaho Education Association.

Wade also wrote the student's name on his Way of Wade sneakers.