Allow John H. Guyer Students to exercise first amendment rights in support of reforming gun laws
To Dr. Shaun Perry, Mia Price, Dorothy Martinez, Dr. Jeanetta Smith, Dr. Jim Alexander, Doug Chadwick, Barbara Burns, and Charles Stafford:
On February 14th, 2018, seventeen people lost their lives at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. On April 20th, 2018, the nineteenth anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting, students from thousands of schools all across America are staging walkouts to protest our government's failure to pass laws to prevent these types of shootings from happening again. John H. Guyer High School students will be participating in this nonviolent act of protest. We would like to work with the administration to ensure this demonstration goes smoothly.
We would like to ask Dr. Perry and the Board of Trustees to refrain from issuing any sort of punishment in relation to the peaceful use of our first amendment rights.
UPDATE: An event is happening on April 20th that will include demonstration, voter registration, and speeches. We have the support of Dr. Perry, and we are working with the administration to ensure the safety of all participants.