As students at two Greensboro high schools walked out of classes on Friday to call for stricter gun laws, the question was raised about whether they would be backed by school leaders or punished.

The answer even before the action was the former. The News & Record reported that Grimsley High School Principal Johncarlos Miller said he learned about the walkout the night before, and that he said the students would not be punished. He provided guidance to staff on how to help the students walk out safely and peacefully, if the chose to do so.

Considering that many of the student protesters are applying for college,

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