LINDENHURST, N.Y. — Students from at least two Long Island school districts have been told they will be disciplined for participating in a national school walkout to protest gun violence.
Parents in Lindenhurst and Rocky Point tell Newsday that their children were told they would be suspended for walking out of class Wednesday.
Tens of thousands of young people in New York and across the U.S. participated in the protest that marked one month since 17 people were shot to death at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.
A statement from Lindenhurst Superintendent Daniel Giordano on the district website said the disciplinary action against protesting students had been “downgraded.” District officials did not return a phone call seeking clarification.
Rocky Point school district officials did not return a call seeking comment.
Information from: Newsday, http://www.newsday.com