Fairfield Schools: No word yet from students on Friday's walkout
FAIRFIELD, Iowa —
Students across the country will walk out of class again this Friday, to bring more attention to gun violence.
Last month, about 80 students at Fairfield High School walked out of class to remember the students and faculty killed in Florida earlier this year.
Hundreds of Iowa students will be protesting, once again this week, as Friday marks the anniversary of the 1999 Columbine High School shooting.
Students from at least three southeast Iowa communities have indicated they will participate again this month.
That's according to the National School Walkout movement's website, which so far, shows walkouts scheduled at schools in Fairfield, Oskaloosa and Fort Madison.
Fairfield Superintendent Dr. Laurie Noll said students usually notify teachers ahead of time. At this point, she hasn't heard anything about a second walkout from middle or high school administrators.
Noll added that another walkout is allowed, as long as students sign in and out of class.
"It is ok, that freedom of speech is fine, their advocacy is too,” Noll said. “I think this is their learning ground, where they can learn, and we want to make sure that we are helping them learn and our main goal is to keep the kids safe."