National School Walkout: San Diego County students plan walkout to protest gun violence

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - Students throughout San Diego are expected to take part in a widespread walkout Wednesday morning in protest of gun violence.

The national walkout is set to begin at 10 a.m. and last 17 minutes, one minute for each of the victims in the deadly Parkland, Florida, school shooting that happened one month ago.

According to the Women’s March website, the following San Diego County schools are participating in the “#Enough National School Walkout”:

Creekside Early Learning Center/Shadow Hills Elementary School

Ada Harris Elementary School

Chula Vista:
Bayfront Charter High School
Bonita Vista High School
Bonita Vista Middle School
Eastlake High School
Hilltop High School
Otay Ranch High School

Coronado Middle School

El Cajon:
Grossmont College
Grossmont High School

San Pasqual High School

Imperial Beach:
Mar Vista High School

La Jolla:
La Jolla High School

Oceanside High School

Poway High School

Rancho Santa Fe:
R. Rodger Rowe School

San Diego:
Albert Einstein Academy Middle School
Cathedral Catholic High School
Del Norte High School
High Tech High Village
IFTIN Charter School
Montgomery High School
Mt. Carmel High School
Point Loma High School
San Diego City College
San Diego High School
San Ysidro High School
Southwest High School
Standley Middle School
Torrey Pines High School
Westview High School

San Marcos:
Mission Hills High School
San Marcos High School

Santana High School

Solana Beach:
Earl Warren Middle School

Rancho Buena Vista High School

10News confirmed the following county schools will also take part in the walkout:

Canyon Crest Academy (San Diego)
El Camino High School (Oceanside)
Hoover High School (San Diego)
Olympian High School (Chula Vista)
Pacific Trails Middle School (San Diego)
Patrick Henry High School (San Diego)
The Preuss Schools UCSD (La Jolla)
Rancho Bernardo High School (Rancho Bernardo)
Roosevelt Middle School (San Diego)
San Diego State University
San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts (San Diego)
University City High School (San Diego)
Valhalla High School (El Cajon)

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The walkouts raise a number of questions about possible punishments. Schools can punish students, but many won't as long as students aren't being disruptive. The Supreme Court ruled students don't "shed their constitutional rights to freedom of speech or expression at the schoolhouse gate" in Tinker V. Des Moines case. 

Many have also posed the question of whether or not walking out of school could hurt their chances of getting into college. Many colleges, such as Yale, Tulane and UCLA have said walking out won't affect their chances of getting into the schools. 

The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department said in a statement Tuesday that they are aware of the walkouts saying. 

Read the full statement below:

“On Wednesday, March 14th, students and faculty at schools across the nation are expected to walkout to mark one month since the deadly shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida. The San Diego County Sheriff's Department is aware several schools in our jurisdictions will be participating in the #ENOUGH National School Walkout. We respect everyone's right to express themselves in a peaceful and respectful manner. We would ask that students and administrators communicate with their local law enforcement particularly if they will be leaving campus to ensure their safety navigating roadways and the well-being of drivers and pedestrians. For our students: please respect the instructions of school officials and if you hear any threats of violence or even potential violence, we encourage you to talk to one of our Sheriff's School Resource Deputies. The Sheriff's Department takes every threat seriously. In addition, students can call the anonymous Crime Stoppers Students Speaking Out tip line at (888) 580-8477. Students, parents and the public can also call the Sheriff's Department at (858) 565-5200.”

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