At least one USD 257 board member registered her discomfort with the student-led walkout at Iola High School earlier this month. The protest, billed as a rally intended to draw attention to the subject of school safety, was organized in reaction to Februarys school shooting in Parkland, Fla.
[The walkout] was perceived as political by a lot of people and it was perceived as being very supported by our administrators, said board member Jennifer Coltrane, and I just didnt really think that that was appropriate for what were here for.
Not to minimize [the shooting] lives were lost but I dont know that it needs to be something kids walk out of school for.
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