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Penn students punished for school walkout serve detention in protest

Students at a Pennsylvania high school were ordered to serve detention after they participated in the National School Walkout last week. 

But the 225 students at Pennridge High School turned their punishment into another form of protest against gun violence on Saturday. 

‘#Pennridge225 is fighting against gun violence. Saturday morning detentions are nothing if it means our voices are heard,’ student Anna Tinneny tweeted. 

Students at Pennridge High School in Pennsylvania were ordered to serve detention after they participated in the National School Walkout last week

Forty-six students, the first group of the 225 students, showed up to serve detention for participating in the walkout last Wednesday

The students linked arms in a circle during their detention

But the 225 students at Pennridge turned their punishment into another form of protest against gun violence on Saturday

'#Pennridge225 is fighting against gun violence. Saturday morning detentions are nothing if it means our voices are heard,' student Anna Tinneny tweeted. Several students brought flowers and placed in the middle of their circle 

‘#Pennridge225 is fighting against gun violence. Saturday morning detentions are nothing if it means our voices are heard,’ student Anna Tinneny tweeted. Several students brought flowers and placed in the middle of their circle 

Forty-six students, the first group of the 225 students, showed up to serve detention for participating in the walkout last Wednesday, according to The Morning Call. 

‘The new Flower Power. #Pennridge225 protests #NationalWalkout detention by leaving assigned seats to hold sit in in the middle of the room,’ Tinneny wrote Twitter. 

Videos and photos of the students’ detention, showed them linking arms as they sat in a circle with the names of gun violence victims scrolled on their clothing and signs. 

The students sat quietly together as some placed flowers in the center of the circle. 

Their silent protest got the attention of Chelsea Clinton, who is a vocal advocate for gun control. She retweeted the video of the students on Saturday. 

Actor Patton Oswald also retweeted the students’ video with the caption: ‘Holy sh*t. A Breakfast Club made up of only bada**es. #Pennridge225.’

Videos and photos of the students' detention, showed them linking arms as they sat in a circle with the names of gun violence victims scrolled on their clothing and signs

Videos and photos of the students’ detention, showed them linking arms as they sat in a circle with the names of gun violence victims scrolled on their clothing and signs

Their silent protest got the attention of Chelsea Clinton, who is a vocal advocate for gun control. She retweeted the video of the students on Saturday

Their silent protest got the attention of Chelsea Clinton, who is a vocal advocate for gun control. She retweeted the video of the students on Saturday

The National School Walkout occurred on the one-month anniversary of the shooting deaths of 17 students and staff at the Majorie Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida

The National School Walkout occurred on the one-month anniversary of the shooting deaths of 17 students and staff at the Majorie Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida

The walkouts to protest gun violence that mobilized students across the country also created tensions in hallways and classrooms as a new generation was thrust into the debate over guns

The walkouts to protest gun violence that mobilized students across the country also created tensions in hallways and classrooms as a new generation was thrust into the debate over guns

The National School Walkout occurred on the one-month anniversary of the shooting deaths of 17 students and staff at the Majorie Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.   

The walkouts to protest gun violence that mobilized students across the country also created tensions in hallways and classrooms as a new generation was thrust into the debate over guns.  

Organizers of the national walkouts called for such measures as tighter background checks on gun purchases and a ban on assault weapons like the one used in the Florida bloodbath. 

A protest against gun violence is also scheduled in Washington on March 24, and another round of school walkouts is planned for April 20, the 19th anniversary of the Columbine High shooting in Colorado.

Organizers of the national walkouts called for such measures as tighter background checks on gun purchases and a ban on assault weapons like the one used in the Florida bloodbath

Organizers of the national walkouts called for such measures as tighter background checks on gun purchases and a ban on assault weapons like the one used in the Florida bloodbath

A protest against gun violence is also scheduled in Washington on March 24, and another round of school walkouts is planned for April 20, the 19th anniversary of the Columbine High shooting in Colorado

A protest against gun violence is also scheduled in Washington on March 24, and another round of school walkouts is planned for April 20, the 19th anniversary of the Columbine High shooting in Colorado



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