A school district superintendent in Texas has threatened to suspend any student who disrupts school in protest after the school shooting in Florida.
Curtis Rhodes, the superintendent of the Needville Independent School District (ISD), said in a letter sent to students and parents that students who join the protests over guns would be suspended for three days.
The letter was also published on schools’ Facebook pages and other social media websites.
“Life is all about choices and every choice has a consequence whether it be positive or negative. We will discipline no matter if it is one, fifty, or five hundred students involved,” Rhodes wrote. “All will be suspended for 3 days and parent notes will not alleviate the discipline.”
A National School Walkout has been planned for March 14.
Students in Florida and elsewhere have also protested at the White House and other government buildings, wanting stricter gun control laws to be established following the massacre in Parkland on Feb. 14.
Nikolas Cruz, an expelled student, killed 17 teachers and students that day.
The group organizing the walkout is the Women’s March, which hosts a pro-abortion march in Washington, D.C. every year.
Another walkout is scheduled for April 20.
Rhodes said that schools are sensitive to violence in schools but that the schools in the district are focused on education, not political protests.
“A school is a place to learn and grow educationally, emotionally and morally,” Rhodes wrote. “A disruption of the school will not be tolerated.”