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Kamiak students walk out, demand COVID rule changes


Last updated 1/26/2022 at 11:22am

Paul Archipley

Students listen to speakers Tuesday during a walkout at Kamiak High School where COVID-19's Omicron variance has contributed to skyrocketing absentee rates. At far right, a speaker reads a list of demands that students would like to see implemented to make learning safer for students and teachers

Feeling unsafe and unhappy that in-school classes are continuing as the latest COVID-19 variant speeds through their campus, Kamiak High School students staged a walkout Tuesday to demand changes.

A crowd of about 75-100 students gathered outside the main building where speakers listed their demands, including a more equitable testing policy and, especially, a shift back to distance learning.

Esaw Adhana, a junior at Kamiak, said he and other students decided to orchestrate the walkout "in protest of the terrible, outright dangerous school conditions with omicron ... we are tired of being d...

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