ACLU reminds schools to honor students’ rights to take part in walkout

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The ACLU is reminding schools to honor students’ rights to take part in Wednesday’s nationwide walkout against gun violence. 

Students across the country have been planning to leave class for 17 minutes in honor of the 17 lives lost in last month’s Florida school shooting. 

Tuesday morning, the ACLU sent a letter to superintendents across New Mexico asking them to support local staff and students in their own demonstrations. 

“We want to let the students know their rights. We want to let them know that they’re supported. We want to let them know that they can make change,” ACLU Legal Director Leon Howard said. 

Students at Aztec High School will be holding a walk up to hep unify their campus as students there heal from a deadly school shooting last year. 

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