1,100 Downers Grove Students get Detention For National Walkout Day

About 1,100 students at two high schools in Downers Grove are being punished for participating in this week’s National Walkout Day to protest gun violence.

They will each serve hour long detentions before or after school on weekdays or on Saturdays. 

Community High School District 99 spokeswoman Jill Browning said the detentions were given after school officials met with students before Wednesday’s walkout and offered alternatives “that would not disturb the educational environment.” 

Many students are looking at the detention like a 'badge of honor.'

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