Some Columbia high school students plan to stand in solidarity with those lost in the school shooting in Parkland in February.
The district is expecting some kids will walk out of class on Wednesday as part of National Walkout Day.
CPS spokesperson Michelle Baumstark says the district is not organizing the event, but is not fighting it either.
“Our role in a situation like this would just be to manage safety, so while students are on campus we need to make sure that we keep them safe.”
Students are expected to walk out of classes for 17 minutes, in honor of the 17 killed in the Parkland, Florida mass shooting.