Nine Marquette University High School students on Wednesday morning walked out of class to show support for the Second Amendment.
"We're here for the Second Amendment," said junior Jack Dubois, who was wearing an NRA sweatshirt to make his point. "There’s not many of us because our school doesn’t support it. They said, basically, 'You’re going to get if you walk out.'"
The students were taking part in walkouts happening nationwide called Stand for the Second. They are protesting to guarantee their constitutional rights to bear arms.
WISN 12 News spotted school officials scattered around the building, even hearing one worker yelling at the students to come back in.
“It’s not just about the Second Amendment. It’s about the First Amendment,” said junior Jack Kujawa.
Shortly after making this statement, Kujawa was interrupted by a school official, who said, "I warned you. Don’t be late."
A Marquette University High School spokesman told WISN 12 News that "no student was told they would face detention for walking out. Students were allowed to leave the building to express themselves via the walkout, and it was the position of the school that they would be allowed to express their First Amendment rights."