Boston high schoolers plan mass walkout to protest Trump

Kids will be marked absent for missed classes.

(AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

BOSTON (AP) — High school students in Boston are planning a mass walkout from their classes on Monday to protest President-elect Donald Trump.

The Boston Public Schools administration has sent an automated phone message to parents discouraging their kids from cutting school and missing class time.

The district’s message says it believes in student voice and advocacy but warns that kids will be marked absent for missed classes.

A flier for the protest event circulated on social media advises students to walk out of class at 1 p.m. Monday, then meet at the Boston Common and march on the Massachusetts State House and Boston City Hall.

Student organizers are calling on Republican Gov. Charlie Baker and Boston’s Democratic Mayor Marty Walsh to stand up to Trump and protect immigrants, Muslims and other groups.

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