March 22, 2018

Priority Issue: Student Walkout Demonstrations

Following the horrific events at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, a series of student protest walkouts have been planned by numerous groups. While many of you are no doubt fully prepared for the issues that arise at such events, MABE has been requested to share some basic information about the student walkout events and to provide access to a National School Board Association (NSBA) publication entitled, Navigating Student Walkouts & Mass Protests. This publication contains a checklist of things for schools to think about in such an event along with a series of scenarios to assist with planning an appropriate school response.


ENOUGH: National School Walkout, March 14, 2018

March for Our Lives: Find an event, March 24, 2018

National Student Walkout: Find an event, April 20, 2018

Additional Resources

“Responding to Student Walkouts Protesting School Gun Violence,” National Education Association (NEA)

“Leading Success: Module 11 – Safe and Healthy School Environments,” NASSP


For more information, contact Steve Bounds, MABE’s Director of Legal and Policy Services, at or 410-841-2493