At Tuesday's school board meeting, Los Angeles Unified School District officials reiterated their safety concerns about planned student walkouts and encouraged students to engage in "17 acts of kindness" throughout the month of March, in honor of the people killed in the school shooting in Parkland, Fla.
“As our hearts and minds remain focused on the tragedy in Florida, community groups around the nation are organizing to advocate around gun control and school safety," interim Supt. Vivian Ekchian said at the meeting. She encouraged students to “lend their voices and take political action,” but added that “we want to ensure, however, that our students remain safe.”
Ekchian had said in a previous statement that parents should encourage their children not to walk off their campuses Wednesday.