April 13 // Carroll schools won't participate in upcoming school walkout; other Maryland systems prepare

As students here and across the country are expected to participate in the next scheduled walkout against gun violence on April 20, Carroll County public school students will not be allowed to participate. Other area school systems, meanwhile, are still discussing how to handle the protest, which is being held on the anniversary of the deadly 1999 Columbine High School shooting in Colorado, in which two teens killed 13 classmates before taking their own lives. Carroll Superintendent Stephen Guthrie said Thursday he’s uncomfortable with how the student-led protests held since the Valentine’s Day massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida have become increasingly political. (Balt. Sun)

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