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the children could be protesting about a war they have to pay for, for the rest of there lives........your right its not a media lead issue
originally posted by: antar
a reply to: introvert
I would have and furthermore made sure that the school had opposing views on the subject and not bias. Why this shooting and not all the others? Too many conspiracies around the second for any true blue blooded American to fall for the onesided hyperbole. There are so many truly important issues that Children and young adults could champion but they are not popular mass media lead issues and the children would never be in class.
Johnathan's uncle, Michael Benko, said Wednesday that the family is struggling with the tragedy. He questioned the district's actions.
“We are aggrieved to know the school refuses to take any responsibility in protecting an 11-year-old child in a walkout that they sanctioned,” Benko said.
"I know the family is going through a lot and I don’t want to be indelicate, (but) that’s the distortion of the truth," De La Torre said. "The district and the school did not endorse, sponsor or promote the walkout."
Parkland Middle has nearly 1,400 students, about 400 walked out of class, De La Torre said.
Nine school staffers watched as the students gathered on the football field for about 15 minutes before students returned to class, he said.
De La Torre said that the students who left school without permission were considered truant.
The majority of the students at Parkland Middle probably didn't even know why they left class, De La Torre said.