Students plan Monday walkout in protest of return to school plan

Students plan Monday walkout in protest of return to school plan

Students plan Monday walkout in protest of return to school plan When schools fully reopen on Monday, a number of students may be absent – but not because they have COVID-19. “We have planned a Manitoba student-led walkout,” said Brie Villeneuve, a Grade 12 student at Grant Park High School. Organizers of the walkout said some students in up 40 high schools will stay home as part of the protest because of the rapidly spreading Omicron variant. “I don’t think it’s a safe place to be right now,” said Weldon Scott, another Grade 12 student Grant Park. The students want the province to provide better masks, rapid tests for high schoolers, and give students who are not comfortable going back the option to continue with remote learning. “We’re losing our …
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