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Kansas students say their free rights violated during peaceful protest on National School Walkout day

The Shawnee Mission School Board is investigating charges that school officials stymied protests against the lack of gun control during the national walkout day, April 20. The students claimed that school officials stopped the 17 minute walkout when students started using language about gun control and gun violence they did not approve. (The Kansas City Star, May 7, 2018, by Mará Rose Williams)

The American Civil Liberties Union announced they were ready to take up the students cause and sue the district if the district failed to adequately deal with the students’ grievances. One student said she saw an associate principal confiscate a student’s camera during the walkout. (KCUR, May 7, 2018, by Andrea Tudhope)

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