The Watch Dog response: This is quite interesting because this is the only school that I have heard of that students got suspended. I know schools have rules but I feel that in this situation the community need to come together the see what can be done so these students records will not be blemished. Go over to Tarboro 27886 and see the ignant ass racist white folk commenting about this article. I wish I had a student in the school so I could challenge the system.
TARBORO, N.C. (WITN) – Students at one Eastern Carolina high school are speaking out after they were suspended for taking part in National Walkout Day.
Sixteen students at North East Carolina Prep School in Tarboro originally walked out of class at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday as a show of support for the 17 victims in the Parkland, Florida high school shooting.
Principal Phillip Lampron told the students he respected their rights to walk out, but that he had to follow school policy which says students must stay inside.
He told the group that if they immediately went back into class there would be no punishment. One student returned.
The fifteen others were given in-school suspensions. Several we spoke to today said not only were they honoring those killed in the Florida shooting, but they were also taking a stand against something that never should have happened.
“I mean it’s basically telling us that for us standing up we did the wrong thing but in reality we did the right thing because it’s showing everybody that we actually care,” said K-Aja Sheridan, a senior at the school. (Read more)