A group of Pennsylvania students who were punished for partaking in last week's National School Walkout served detention while sitting in a circle with their arms linked and holding signs featuring Parkland victims' names.
Administrators at Pennridge High School in Perkasie, Penn., gave detention to over 200 students who walked out of class on March 14 to protest gun violence in schools, one month after the deadly mass shooting at a Parkland, Florida, high school.
Forty-six of the 225 reprimanded students who were slated to serve their detention on Saturday decided to turn their punishment into another gun violence protest, according to the Morning Call.
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Stop sending us to school to die #Enough #NationalWalkoutDay https://t.co/R8txeyiVvz
Elementary school walkout in Alexandria, Virginia. More than 65 kids, and they are totally silent. Look at those fa… https://t.co/JG9X38iSoE
Success Academy Hell's Kitchen elementary students doing a small walkout with a teacher https://t.co/VNuh6Zbc8t
We stand with students. #ENOUGH #NationalSchoolWalkout #ProtectOurKids #StopGunViolence @WomensMarchY https://t.co/5ZByYpmUuu
Student walkout at #LaGuardiaHighschool #NBCNews https://t.co/WXa1AbKXba
HAPPENING NOW: Hundreds of students at Eleanor Roosevelt High leave class as part of the National Walkout. They cha… https://t.co/0bSLhyfKSO
Elizabett Baez, senior at Urban Assembly Gateway School https://t.co/F5IshUZOsi
At Baltimore Polytechnic Institute, students are pouring out the back doors and making their way to the football fi… https://t.co/BSfTWoyCa5
East Lansing High School Students walking out of classes join in the National School Walkout. #ELHS #MSU… https://t.co/dAU6olHa7H
HAPPENING NOW: It’s after 10 and the walkout at Heritage High is beginning now. https://t.co/2SV4sT0fZk
Students @IamCPS SCPA #walkout https://t.co/OlkKzp6lgw
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Walk out is underway at East Chapel Hill High School https://t.co/ksTpiZPjwA
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RIGHT NOW: Hundreds of students protest gun violence in front of the White House, as part of nationwide walkout. https://t.co/vhKGxcjiq8
Students participating in the #NationalWalkoutDay at City High Middle School in Grand Rapids. @WOODTV https://t.co/t0RqcUjceY
Students at Wolfson H.S. walking out of class in protest for stricter gun laws. #NationalWalkoutDay @ActionNewsJax… https://t.co/LNxgIHuISm
Students at Columbia High School will ha e a moment of silence for the victims of the Parkland shooting… https://t.co/IFRBuUqdoq
#NationalWalkoutDay marching right now! A lot of us wearing orange and orange bracelets to represent the movement!… https://t.co/LdYJJ2E9j7
Massive stream of kids marching out of Williamsburg Prep to protest gun violence #neveragain https://t.co/bHKTWOWkW4
@BrearleyNYC students participating in #NationalWalkoutDay https://t.co/JWaKKuwzvM
While Congress sits on its hands, students like my son will stand and walk out of school this morning to demand act… https://t.co/ayIm1fYYI1
So very proud of our students today. Respectful, powerful, strong. Their silence was deafening. 700 strong.… https://t.co/JngotcxfsX
.@realDonaldTrump-Take a look out your window & you can see students taking part in a #NationalWalkoutDay. Or watch… https://t.co/CiIB3RN4FL
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Currently at the White House.
Students at Warwick High School walking out of class right now. Principal expecting around 600 or more. #13NewsNow… https://t.co/hLM5B8a4iI
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During their weekend detention, the students linked arms and sat on the floor of their school cafeteria in a circle. Most students also wore the names of Parkland shooting victims pinned or taped to their clothing.
Footage of the silent protest quickly went viral on social media.
MY HEART IS MELTING 💔 After a Pennsylvania school issued detentions to students who walked out of school for #NeverAgain protest. 46 of #Pennridge225 served the first detention today wearing Parkland victim names& sat arms linked for the whole dententionpic.twitter.com/nVznJRRRMt
Anna Sophie Tinneny, a senior at Pennridge High School, told the Morning Call that she was responsible for organizing the protest at the detention.
"It was disappointing that our school teaches us to be like Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King Jr., people who stood up for what they believed in," she told the outlet. "And they weren’t going to let us do the same."