On March 14, one month after 17 students and teachers were killed in the Parkland, Florida shooting, students from across the United States walked out of their classrooms to protest gun violence. The thousands of students who chose to participate may be facing various degrees of consequences for their actions. Some schools encouraged students to get involved in the cause, while others made it abundantly clear that students who participate in acts of civil disobedience, such as walking out of the building during school hours, will all be punished according to school rules.
Some believe that the consequences for students participating in the marches, walk-outs, and protests should be waved. Others believe that students breaking school rules, no matter the reason, should face direct consequence for their actions.
What do you think? Should students be disciplined for participating in acts of civil disobedience?