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LSU has joined other higher education institutions in assuring prospective students they are unlikely to be penalized for participating in peaceful protests in regards to the shooting in Parkland, Florida.

A message sent out Monday via the LSU twitter account says, "LSU makes admission decisions based on academic, leadership, and service records. Unless all of these are severely affected, it is unlikely a walk-out will alter admission to the university."

The message is directed at all LSU applicants and admitted students.

In wake of the early February shooting that took 17 lives at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and sparked protests around the U.S. by people of all ages, multiple school systems around the nation have threatened suspension to any student who participates.

Tulane University is among a number of colleges who previously promised not to penalize students. See story and list of universities here.