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Old 02-24-2018, 08:19 PM   #1
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There was a student walk out on Friday. I'll comment on the HS I know sine I have no idea what happened at other schools. My daughter told me about said walk out a few days prior. She said it was stupid because the kids were brainwashed into being anti-guns hence the walk out. While I was away at the ranch an e-mail comes in from the principal. It was absurd. He said the e-mail was to inform parents of a peaceful protest at the school to honor the 17 deaths in the school shooting. Basically kids were allowed to protest. My daughter and nephew said it was 100% anti-gun protest that lasted +/- 2 hours and that's what all the kids were chanting and what everything they read prior to the walk out said it was for. So I assume the principal covered his rear by saying it was to honor victims hence it was not anything political.

Long story short it's a sad day when kids can do this and not get in trouble. Yes I send a harsh e-mail to the principal but if I get a reply I know it will be a bunch of BS words. I asked if my kid could organize a walk out for something she believes in without getting into trouble. If it wouldn't affect her I'd get her to do a big pro gun walk out.

I'm still appalled they let the kids do this. They should have told them they could do it on their lunch break or before/after school if they wanted.

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Old 02-24-2018, 08:25 PM   #2
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Wow! Thanks for informing us of this matter.
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Old 02-24-2018, 08:25 PM   #3
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It seems more and more these days the kids are setting the agenda at school instead of the faculty.
My kids would be diligently sitting at their desk during this stupidity or there would be he'll to pay at home
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Old 02-24-2018, 08:46 PM   #4
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This happened at my High school, Anderson High School in Northwest hills Austin.

Essentially the same as you stated, was said to be to honor those who died but was really a bunch of high school kids saying gun laws need to be stricter etc. I was informed by one of my teachers that it's in their contract that they can't participate in student protests and I know of several teachers who had their classes meet them out front where the "protest" was taking place.

Needless to say I'm sure you can tell I don't agree with this absurd nonsense.


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Old 02-24-2018, 08:54 PM   #5
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This happened at my High school, Anderson High School in Northwest hills Austin.

Essentially the same as you stated, was said to be to honor those who died but was really a bunch of high school kids saying gun laws need to be stricter etc. I was informed by one of my teachers that it's in their contract that they can't participate in student protests and I know of several teachers who had their classes meet them out front where the "protest" was taking place.

Needless to say I'm sure you can tell I don't agree with this absurd nonsense.


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Old 02-24-2018, 08:58 PM   #6
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We had a walkout when I was in high school in protest of how minorities are "persecuted." 99% of the walkers just wanted an excuse to leave campus and be stupid. Those of us who didn't leave just shook our heads as the administration did nothing. Pathetic.
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Old 02-24-2018, 09:07 PM   #7
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Doesn't the school organizing the walkout completely nullify the purpose of civil disobedience? Kids can't even protest without complying.

Honoring the FL students is one issue, the narrow minded anti-gun rhetoric is unacceptable. An actual moment to delve into serious, complicated societal matters is reduced to parroting dogma.
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Well I saw an email from the principal of my kids school. I asked my kid about it. He said it was really nothing. Said a few girls that wear boys cloths and a couple guys that wear makeup stood out by the flagpole yelling about guns and everyone else went on to class.
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Old 02-24-2018, 09:24 PM   #9
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I guess I donít disagree with letting them voice their opinion AS LONG as they allow those with the opposite opinion (kids who are Pro 2A) to voice theirs as well in the exact same format. I do however think it should be done outside of normal school hours.
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Old 02-24-2018, 09:25 PM   #10
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and that is why I pulled my kids from Leander ISD to Liberty Hill some 9 years ago and glad I did.
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Old 02-24-2018, 09:57 PM   #11
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You have to realize these are the same kids that brought us the Tide Pod Challenge.
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Old 02-24-2018, 10:02 PM   #12
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Out of curiosity, are walks supposed to be where you walk out and not come back for the rest of the day? If it lasted only 2 hrs, isn't that throwing a tantrum? And yeah, most high school kids don't give 2 poops of what they are "protesting". They just see it as out of school time. I would be interested to know what the Superintendents POV is.
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Old 02-24-2018, 10:15 PM   #13
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I went to Anderson for about 6 months my sophomore year.
It wasn't a good fit for a country boy surrounded by a bunch of yuppies


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Yeah most of the people there think I'm the biggest redneck and I just tell them not even close, you should meet my extended family lol. I've got friends there that hunt and fish but most everyone I know there are yuppie


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Out of curiosity, are walks supposed to be where you walk out and not come back for the rest of the day? If it lasted only 2 hrs, isn't that throwing a tantrum? And yeah, most high school kids don't give 2 poops of what they are "protesting". They just see it as out of school time. I would be interested to know what the Superintendents POV is.
I did just read where 18% of children are obese, so at least they are getting some exercise. Maybe they should have a "protest" every morning.

On a more serious note, it is a shame that the fervor over guns isn't the same for obesity/type 2 diabetes. Talk about a real killer.
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I did just read where 18% of children are obese, so at least they are getting some exercise. Maybe they should have a "protest" every morning.

On a more serious note, it is a shame that the fervor over guns isn't the same for obesity/type 2 diabetes. Talk about a real killer.
They should stage a mandatory 1 hour.....walk out, around the campus for daily exercise.
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Old 02-24-2018, 10:44 PM   #16
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well i saw an email from the principal of my kids school. I asked my kid about it. He said it was really nothing. Said a few girls that wear boys cloths and a couple guys that wear makeup stood out by the flagpole yelling about guns and everyone else went on to class.
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Old 02-25-2018, 08:46 AM   #17
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I guess I donít disagree with letting them voice their opinion AS LONG as they allow those with the opposite opinion (kids who are Pro 2A) to voice theirs as well in the exact same format. I do however think it should be done outside of normal school hours.
So kids should be allowed to stage a protest once per week and walk out of class as they see fit?

School is to learn, period. Students can voice their opinion but shouldn't be allowed to skip class.
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Old 02-25-2018, 08:53 AM   #18
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Old 02-25-2018, 09:19 AM   #19
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Reminds me of when a company I worked for did the onsite facilities management for UC office of the President just down from UC Berkley. I would call on Fridays sometimes to touch base with our on site manager. Every Friday some group was outside of there protesting something or the other. It became a joke that these overpriveledged snivelers had anything to protest.
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Old 02-25-2018, 09:23 AM   #20
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The scary thing is these kids will be running the country in a few years.
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Old 02-25-2018, 09:25 AM   #21
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I was involved in a few walk out protests back when. We were mad adout friends and family coming back from Vietnam in body bags......

This is just stupid.....
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Old 02-25-2018, 09:31 AM   #22
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I remember when I was in high school, we couldn't wear shorts, only jeans. One day a group of 5-7 students decided they were going to do a walkout to protest not being able to wear shorts. The principal found out about and made an announcement that any student who protested would get three days OSS (Out of School Suspension), which I believe was the max allowed at the time. When students found out they could get 3 extra days off in addition to the "walkout" afternoon, that tripled the number of kids that decided to walk out.
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Old 02-25-2018, 09:39 AM   #23
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The scary thing is these kids will be running the country in a few years.
Can only hope that as they become adults and have actual adult responsibilities they will realize how ignorant they were when they were in HS
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Old 02-25-2018, 09:51 AM   #24
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Can only hope that as they become adults and have actual adult responsibilities they will realize how ignorant they were when they were in HS
If they do, judging by my own experiences, it will almost be too late.
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Can only hope that as they become adults and have actual adult responsibilities they will realize how ignorant they were when they were in HS
I hope they boycott Cabalas.
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Old 02-25-2018, 10:14 AM   #26
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Just told my wife about this post, she retired last year after 32 years of teaching in the North Texas area. She laughed about the comment the teacher made it was in "her contract?" All my wife said is she just taught and tried to do her job, taking care of the kids at school and educating them.

IMO, the protest's are a joke, nothing more than some taking advantage and getting on a soap box to get out of class. Also, the MAIN reason my wife retired, loved the kids...was the lack of PARENTAL support when she had a kid not behaving, grades, etc.

She also had a kid that would threaten other students, point fingers at teachers, admins pretending to shoot them??? THIS was a 4th grader with emotional problems. The parents, oh...he always does that, just being a boy?? They even had a resource officer (LEO) assigned to the school talk to him and he pointed his finger at him and said "bang."

Parents, Parents, Parents....we both believe school exists for too many just to send their kids away for hours each day and not have to BE a parent!! If our boys were still in High School I'd probably got called that they were telling the protesters a thing or two about hunting and responsible gun ownership...
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Old 02-25-2018, 10:35 AM   #27
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Iím surprised at the ridicule. Seventeen dead bodies deserve to be mourned. If part of that process involves a walkout, so be it. Mourning the dead is part of the healing process.

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Old 02-25-2018, 10:42 AM   #28
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Too bad kids can't just be kids any longer. Schools are an institution for learning and not walkout/protests.
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Iím surprised at the ridicule. Seventeen dead bodies deserve to be mourned. If part of that process involves a walkout, so be it. Mourning the dead is part of the healing process.

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I feel the Survivors should grieve and mourn however they need to heel and should take as much time as needed in whatever capacity. But...... a school 2000 miles is not mourning. They are skipping school and should not be tolerated. Everyone claiming to need their space and platform is part of the issue. God Bless!
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Old 02-25-2018, 11:20 AM   #30
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I was involved in a few walk out protests back when. We were mad adout friends and family coming back from Vietnam in body bags......

This is just stupid.....
This has nothing to do with why they protested. It's the fact the school accepted it. And the fact that everything is backwards now in our society. I promise if some kids did a pro-2nd amendment rally they would get reprimanded.
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Old 02-25-2018, 12:06 PM   #31
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Well holding a pro-2a rally after a huge school shooting would probably be in poor taste.
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Old 02-25-2018, 12:26 PM   #32
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Well holding a pro-2a rally after a huge school shooting would probably be in poor taste.

What about a rally to end gun free zones?
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Old 02-25-2018, 12:32 PM   #33
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School is about learning..............Protest on your own time!!!
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Old 02-25-2018, 02:26 PM   #34
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I thought kids didn't have rights. We own them until they're 18.
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Old 02-25-2018, 02:28 PM   #35
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Old 02-25-2018, 03:34 PM   #36
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I thought kids didn't have rights. We own them until they're 18.
A big part of the problem is, so many people want to be their kids best friend instead of their parent.
When the parent becomes the kids best friend, IMO, thats where things start changing.
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Old 02-25-2018, 08:47 PM   #38
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How about Texing while driving do any protest this. How many people between 16 and 18 die from auto accidents or Alcohol while driving..UMMM
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Old 02-25-2018, 08:55 PM   #39
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[QUOTE=flywise;13210658]It seems more and more these days the kids are setting the agenda at school instead of the faculty.
My kids would be diligently sitting at their desk during this stupidity or there would be he'll to pay at home[/QUOTE


Actually I think it`s more and more the schools ( teachers ) setting the agendas and are using these brainwashed kids to push it
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