By Todd R. Hansen
Fairfield-Suisun school officials said a planned walkout by students and teachers Wednesday is not a protest, but rather a 17-minute remembrance of those shot and killed Feb. 14 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.
Seventeen students died at the school when 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz went on his shooting rampage.
“We are aware of a number of nationwide walkouts being planned,” states an announcement posted on the district website. “We know you entrust us with your child’s safety and we are actively planning for varying scenarios.”
The walkout gaining the most interest from students is planned from 10 to 10:17 a.m. March 14 “and is not a protest,” according to the statement.