NHS official mum about whether protest students were disciplined

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Ojai Valley News photo by Andra Belknap
Nordhoff High School students took time during their snack break April 20 to protest gun violence.
Andra Belknap, Ojai Valley News reporter
A handful of students, all young women, left their classes at Matilija Junior High School (MJHS) and Nordhoff High School (NHS) April 20 to participate in a national school walkout to protest gun violence.
That day marked the 19th anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting in Littleton, Colo.
Taylor Gonzalez, Jenin Brown and Caroline McDonald, three NHS students, left their Maricopa Highway campus April 20 at 10 a.m. 
The girls walked to Ojai's pergola to hold a peaceful protest. They were joined by a number of MJHS students.
Gonzalez and Brown said they weren't concerned about being marked truant because their parents had signed them out of school for the protest.
MJHS Principal Javier Ramirez said the MJHS students who participated in the protest were all excused from school by their parents as well.
NHS Principal Dave Monson would only say, “Any student who walks out of class without permission on any day, not just April 20, is subject to a truancy on their attendance record.”
April 20 marked the second student-led local protest against gun violence in the past year.

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