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School Districts, USU Take Differing Stances on Student Gun Control Protests

Herald Journal Tuesday, Mar. 06, 2018

Since a Florida high school shooting that left 17 dead sparked a national conversation about guns in America, officials with Utah State University and local school districts are responding to questions over how they would handle students who choose to walk out of class in protest of gun laws. ... On Tuesday, Frank Schofield, superintendent of the Logan City School District, issued a prepared statement to parents and students about the district’s role in political issues like gun control and how it would handle students who participate in protests. ... Universities across the country, including the University of Utah, have come out publicly saying whether prospective students choose to protest or not, it will not have a negative impact on their chances of admission. USU has not gone as public as some other schools on this issue, but Eric Warren, a university spokesman, told The Herald Journal the school would follow “standard admissions requirements” when deciding which students to admit to the Logan-based university. As far as current USU students, Warren said the university does not have broad-based attendance policies for students.

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