Mansfield Senior Offers Alternative To School Walkout Day

  • 3/13/2018 2:10:50 PM
  • Sartaj Singh
  • Local News

MANSFIELD, OH - Hear Something? See Something? SAY SOMETHING!

Those words are front and center of a new alternative that Mansfield Senior High School has planned in response to National School Walkout Day. 

T-Shirts with the words "Hear Something? See Something? SAY SOMETHING! Making Mansfield Senior High safe for all" were distributed to students during the lunch hour on Tuesday. 

Students signed waiver forms to receive the T-shirts. The form shows that the student agrees to remain inside the school on Wednesday morning. 

"I believe we are a stronger community together by remaining inside, sharing ideas and speaking out against violence." Scott Musser, Acting Principal of Mansfield Senior High School, said. "If we stand together, their won't be any need to walk out."

National Walkout Day is a 17-minute walk out on Wednesday, March 14th and is designed to call on Congress to adopt stricter gun control laws. The walkout was planned after 17 people were killed in a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida. 

Security Personnel will be stationed at the main entrance and the rear entrance of the school near the student parking lot. Any student who might attempt to walk out of the rear entrance will be directed to the front. 

"We have great kids here at Senior High," Musser stated. "I have confidence in them. We all want to prevent violence in our schools. I believe the best way to do that is by staying stronger together in our community."

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