Penn State Says Discipline For Protesting Against Gun Violence Won’t Count Against Applicants

Penn State now counts itself among the schools who say they won’t discount applicants because of discipline at school for walking out or otherwise protesting against gun violence, according to a tweet the university posted Saturday afternoon.

High school students around the country have mobilized, staging walk-outs and protests against gun violence in the aftermath of the fatal shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida on Wednesday, February 14.

Students from Stoneman Douglas started a movement on social media using #NeverAgain and are planning a march in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, March 24. This week they participated in a CNN town hall with Florida Senator Marco Rubio, and they didn’t hold back.

Several other institutions have sent out similar messages this week, including UConn and UMass.

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