Middle School Supports Walk Out

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Protests from high schools in Jefferson County have been going on this past week and the students are calling it a “Walk Out.”

 

Protests from high schools in Jefferson County have been going on this past week and the students are calling it a “Walk Out.”

 

The students are protesting about a proposal for a change to advanced placement history, that wouldn’t include the bad stuff early Americans did, and their teacher’s pay being cut even more.

 

What has not been reported is that the middle schools were also giving their support.

 

At my school, Moore Middle school, this happened between 1st and 2nd period. When students were going to the “Walk Out,“ there was lots of yelling, talking, and even some screaming as they left the building. The students went up the road where they were met by parents and other supporters. Inside classrooms, you could hear the yelling and cars honking. Classes were still somewhat full, but there were so many kids outside participating, the police came. It was not a riot or anything but they made students go back to class, and gave out ISS (in school suspension.)

 

Despite the in school suspension, many students felt empowered. 8th grader Amber Harris said “I’m so glad I did it honestly.”

 

Other students felt differently about this protest. Deanna Costar said, “The thing about the walk out is kinda ridiculous. I mean, half the people at Moore don't even know why they're doing it.”

 

It was interesting to see even Middle Schoolers standing up for what they believe in and in a peaceful way.