During the lunch period on Friday May 12, 35-40 teachers gathered and walked around Fossil Ridge High School. Many wore black to show their unity with each other. Their path started in the Commons, into the West Wing, the East Wing and back to the Commons, throughout their walk the teachers refused to speak. As they walked inside the school, the halls became quiet, with a few students shouting questions to teachers. Some teachers waved back and smiled, but all remained silent.
When the path through the school was finished, the teachers walked out the main entrance and gathered in front of the school. Before continuing their walk around the edge of campus the teachers cheered “Ridge!” Students were not informed about the “Unity Walk” beforehand.
“We are not protesting, we are simply demonstrating unity and positive school culture during this time of uncertainty,” said Dan Rypma on behalf of the group.