In the wake of national school walkouts and protests after the Parkland school shooting, area universities are saying they won't hold any school disciplinary actions against incoming students in the admissions process.
"Bradley University is a community that strongly supports the responsible exercise of free speech rights and encourages both current and future students to contribute meaningfully to understanding and resolving the issues confronting our society," said the university in a statement. "We would like to assure students that their admission offers will not be negatively affected by school disciplinary actions resulting from participation in peaceful, non-disruptive protests or lawful expressions of their beliefs. Bradley supports a student's right to engage in peaceful, non-disruptive protests regardless of their position on a subject."
Other area universities released similar statements.
Illinois State University would like to assure high school students that disciplinary action associated with their participation in peaceful protests will not impact their admission to the University in any way.