Tantasqua officials to work with students on walkout

Students plan to protest, walkout on March 14

FISKDALE — Administration at one local school has pledged to work with students who want to take part in a national school walkout next month.

As reported earlier this week, students, teachers, administrators, and police officials throughout Worcester County have taken, or plan to take, a myriad of steps in the fallout of the tragic school shootings in Parkland, Florida, on Feb. 14.

Add Tantasqua Regional High School to the list of schools where students are becoming advocates.

Michael Lucas, principal at Tantasqua, sent out a tweet on Saturday morning after “many students have already expressed their support” for the National School Walkout planned for March 14. The walkout is slated to begin at 10 a.m. and last for 17 minutes in the memory of the 17 lives lost at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

In his tweet, directed at the “Warriors” student body, Mr. Lucas promised to work with Tantasqua’s Student Council “to figure out a safe plan” for students to take part in the walkout. He tagged the Twitter accounts for the Student Council, the Tantasqua Fan Section, and Assistant Principal Leigh Joseph in the post.


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