ANDERSON COUNTY, SC (WSPA) – Anderson School District One student leaders at each of the high schools have worked on a meaningful and reflective time for student on March 14, the one month anniversary of the Parkland tragedy.
According to a news release from Anderson School District One, Palmetto High school student leaders have toured the school grounds to look for places where safety enhancements could be made.
“It is their goal to bring attention to these areas and ask for action by the district to help improve safety,” according to the release.
Student leader Madison Stewart said Palmetto high schoolers will be allowed to leave class and go stand by an area they feel safety measures could be improved.
“They will remain in silence as the names of the victims from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School are read. Their two goals are to remember those that lost their lives and to call attention to ways their school can become a safer place for learning.”
At Powdersville High School students asked administrators to have a “sit in” in their classrooms, where they will be able to talk with their teachers about school safety.
“There will be a time for each student to voice concerns and give ideas on how to keep the school the safety learning environment possible. The information gathered will be compiled and shared with local, state and national leaders.”
Powdersville students will also observe a moment of silence for all victims of school violence.
According to the release, Wren High School AP English students have requested a meeting with school and district administration to share how they want to take a stand against school violence.
“Their goals were to honor the victims and give students time to reflect on school safety where students gather in the high school auditorium.”
A banner was also created for students at the high school to sign and they will then send the banner to Stoneman Douglas High School to show their support following the tragedy.
“The district is committed to striking a proper balance between student’s rights on free speech and the district’s responsibility to ensure safety and order in its schools,” according to the release.