Posted September 29, 2015 11:52 am by Comments

By Kaitlyn Schallhorn

Image via Facebook/Michael Cargill

After a photo of a gun survey distributed to students at a Texas high school began to circulate online, parents were demanding to know who was collecting that information.

According to Tamra Spence, assistant director of communications for Pflugerville Independent School District, the survey was distributed to students at Hendrickson High School in Pflugerville, Texas, by their fellow peers. Spence told TheBlaze in an interview Tuesday morning that a group of journalism students, who had been studying gun rights and gun violence, decided to distribute the survey as research for a story in an upcoming issue of the school newspaper.

The survey was not mandatory and was not administered by school officials, and the high school’s administration had previously not been aware of the questionnaire, Spence said.

Image via Facebook/Michael Cargill

“It was for the school paper,” Spence said. “The data is not going to go to the school district.”

Hendrickson High School principal Daniel Garcia addressed parents’ concerns about the survey in an email to the community.

“I want to clarify that this survey was voluntary, was created by students for students and is a common practice of our journalism students to gain student perspectives for their articles,” Garcia said in a copy of the …read more

Source:: The Blaze

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