Bishop's University says it supports US students protesting gun violence

Feb 28 2018, 6:03 am

Quebec’s Bishop’s University is reassuring its American high school applicants that it supports their current activism against gun violence in the US and that it will not impact their admissions into the post-secondary institution.

“We are aware that many high school students across the United States plan to engage in peaceful actions over the coming weeks to protest gun violence and to call for more stringent laws on gun ownership. Some high schools and superintendents have indicated that students may face disciplinary action for doing so,” said Bishop’s University principal and vice-chancellor Michael Goldbloom, in a statement.

“If you are considering Bishop’s, we want to make it clear that we are inspired by you and stand with you: Admissions offers will not be adversely affected by suspensions or other disciplinary actions at your high school in support of your positive and constructive engagement in pursuit of your values and convictions.”

The message was sent out to American high school students who have applied to Bishop’s for the fall 2018 semester.

Protests and walkouts organized by US high school students have been taking place over the past several days following the deadly February 14 shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida, which resulted in the deaths of 17 students and staff.

The clear signal that Bishop’s University supports these actions will make it a good choice for students not afraid to made difference.

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