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Mullins Says ‘Protest’ Offered Teachable Moment

Posted on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at 6:09 pm

Principal says Wednesday’s event did not disrupt school day

Principal Scott Mullins is pictured above answering a question posed to him during last week’s protest at BGHS. The protest was held as part of the National Student Walk Out, where students throughout the country exited classroom and school buildings and protested for 17 minutes. Locally, students chose to have a town hall forum with administration rather than picketing the school.

By Ethan Colbert
bgted@lcs.net
As part of a nationally organized walkout on the one-month anniversary of the school shooting in Parkland, Fla., students at Bowling Green High School left their classes Wednesday morning as a sign of solidarity with their peers.
While other protests at schools resulted in chants for gun reforms such as universal background checks prior to purchasing a firearm, students at Bowling Green High School took to the school’s courtyard to have what BGHS principal Scott Mullins described as an “earnest conversation.”
In fact, during the 17-minute time of protest, the students quizzed the school principal and Bowling Green R-I Superintendent Dr. Matthew Frederickson about the school’s policies on bullying and on improvements that could be made at BGHS to make the high school safer for all students.
“When we were younger, we were told to always treat others the way that we would want to be treated,” Tori Green said. Green is a junior at BGHS. “But it seems like no body does that anymore. They just assume things about people.

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