- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 21, 2018

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) - A metro Atlanta school district that promised consequences for students who left class as part of a nationwide protest against gun violence has begun meting out punishments.

The Cobb County School District had warned students they would be punished, but didn’t specify what that would entail in the weeks leading up to protest.

Wheeler High School walkout organizer Rhea Singi told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that the school was inconsistent with the punishments it doled out to the 11 participants, with some receiving one day of in-school suspension and others receiving no punishment at all.

Meanwhile, students at Pope High School told the newspaper that around 100 students who walked out received notices of their in-school suspension Wednesday.

District spokesman John Stafford said he couldn’t discuss the specifics of student discipline.



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Information from: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, http://www.ajc.com

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