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Pennridge High School Students Plan More Saturday Detention Protests to Call for Stronger Gun Control

Pennridge High School students — calling themselves #Pennridge 225 — are turning what was supposed to be punishment for holding a student walkout last week into another form of protest against gun violence.

On Saturday, 46 students — the first group of about 225 Pennridge High students — showed up to serve detention for ignoring the district’s warning that they should not participate in a national walkout on the one-month anniversary of the shooting deaths of 17 students and staff at a Parkland, Fla., high school.

Instead of sitting in their seats, the detention servers pinned the names of gun violence victims on their clothing. They linked arms and sat in a circle as classmates placed flowers in the center.