The students left anyway, joining thousands of students across the country who walked out of school to honor the Parkland victims. Nationally, some students left classes with support from school administrators, some without.
Some schools got tough on students who left campus, with a few actually paddling students. At Pennridge, 225 of them received detention.
When the first group of students showed up March 17 — a Saturday — to sit in a two-hour detention, all 46 participated in another protest, this time a quiet one as they sat with arms linked. Each displayed a piece of paper with a name of one of the Parkland victims. Outside the school, students, parents and others shouted support for the kids and gave them cookies.
One Parkland student survivor, Lauren Hogg, dubbed the detention a “modern Breakfast Club” — a reference to a 1985 movie titled “The Breakfast Club” about kids in school detention — in this tweet:
More groups of Pennridge students will be serving detention in coming weeks. Here are some of the videos taken from the first detention: