Pennridge Students Face Consequences For Wednesday Walkout

There’s fallout for students at Pennridge High School who walked out of class Wednesday in support of the 17 students and staff killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida on February 14th.

The nationwide event honored the fallen students and staff and sought to bring change in the area of gun control. More than 200 students will face discipline in the form of Saturday morning detention. According to information released by Pennridge School District Superintendent, Jacqueline Rattigan, the students did not ask permission to leave the school. Rattigan sent a message to parents and guardians on the evening of March 14th concerning the actions of the students and the policy outlined in the student handbook about leaving school. Rattigan says the District respects why students took part in the walkout, but consider the behavior as willfully breaking a school rule. Detention on Saturday is held from 8am until 10am. Rattigan also said that when students leave the school, as they did Wednesday, safety became a primary concern.