The letter addressed last week's school shooting in Parkland, Florida that left 17 dead, saying that the district is "sensitive to violence in schools".
He added: "Should students choose to do so, they will be suspended from school for 3 days and face all the consequences that come along with an out of school suspension".
"Life is about choices, and every choice has a outcome whether it be positive or negative", Rhodes went on. "We will discipline no matter it is one, 50 or 500 students". There is a "movement" attempting to stage walkouts/disruptions of the school through social media and/or other media outlets. The post also goes on to say that notes from parents will not stop the discipline.
"A school is a place to learn and grow educationally, emotionally and morally".
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Hundreds of high school and middle school students from the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia staged walkouts and gathered in front of the White House on February 21, 2018, in support of gun control in the wake of the school shooting in Florida. "A disruption of the school will not be tolerated", he said.
"I believe they do have the right to voice their opinion", wrote another. He wants lawmakers to listen to young people about issues surrounding school safety. "But walking out is not the answer".
A school district in Waukesha, Wisconsin, sent a letter to parents telling them that the school district is not involved in a walkout that is scheduled for March 14 and that teachers and students would not be excused if they participate.
Many survivors of the Stoneman Douglas shooting have vowed to take a stand against guns violence, taking part in major demonstrations in Washington earlier this week and another at the Florida state Capitol building on Tuesday, where the Florida House voted down a measure to hear a bill focused on banning assault rifles like the one used in the deadly shooting.