Virginia Tech says that peaceful high school protests will not hurt admission chances

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BLACKSBURG, Va. (WDBJ7) -- High school students participating in peaceful protests across the country will not have to worry about hurting their admission chances at Virginia Tech.

According to a tweet from Juan Espinoza, Virginia Tech's Director of Admissions, high school students will not jeopardize their chances at admission if they participate in peaceful protests.

Espinoza says "Virginia Tech will support any current or prospective student's first amendment rights."

The tweet likely stems from the upcoming National High School Walkout set to take place on April 20 across the country.