National Walkout Day is next Wednesday as students and teachers across the country leave their classrooms in support of stricter gun laws and to remember the 17 students and teachers killed Feb. 15 at Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.
Jamey Alcorn, principal of Pepperell High School, joined us Thursday on Hometown Headlines Radio Edition on WRGA 98.7 FM to talk about what’s ahead at PHS and perhaps other schools in our area. Alcorn says he embraces the students taking a stand and will support those who assemble at the school’s flagpole at 10 a.m. March 14.
The assembly is not required, he says, and the school will have plenty of staff on hand to both tend to those who attend the rally or those who remain in the classrooms.
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Extra help now on duty at county schools: Earlier this week, Floyd County school officials talked of adding one new School Resource Officer to each “attendance zone” of the county school system.