A spokesperson for Seattle Public Schools confirms the district has learned students may stage a walkout Monday at 1:30 p.m. as part of a “national protest” among students. The district has heard that students who walk out of class will go to the front of their schools for a photo to protest the outcome of the presidential election.
Seattle Public Schools said students who participate in the walkout Monday will get an “unapproved absence” but will not face discipline.
“Kids are hurting. They do not need to be punished. They need to talk about it,” said SPS spokesperson Luke Duecy.
About 200 West Seattle High School students walked out of school Wednesday morning and marched through the streets.
Thousands of people in cities nationwide, including Seattle, have been protesting each night since Donald Trump won the presidential election. Most have been peaceful, but one in Portland Thursday night turned destructive.