Students across the country are planning a peaceful walk-out from classes Wednesday to honor the victims of the Stoneman Douglas High School massacre from one month ago.
School leaders of central Illinois are behind their students right to freedom of speech but the response to students doing so is varied. Superintendent of Monticello Schools, Dr. Vic Zimmerman indicates as long as their students do not disrupt the school day, they view things as "perfectly fine".
Superintendent of Clinton Schools, Curt Nettles, says their administration is planning to follow the student handbook in dealing with students who choose to walk out of class. He calls it a potential disruption to the school day.
Both school leaders appreciate their student bodies for taking a respectful and mature approach to exercising their rights to freedom of speech during this time.