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VIDEO: Okotoks students demand better sex-ed in walkout

"We deserve change," chanted dozens of students outside Foothills Composite High School in Okotoks Thursday morning.

"We deserve change," chanted dozens of students outside Foothills Composite High School in Okotoks Thursday morning. 

Students organized a walkout demanding better sexual education and health classes and improved sexual harassment protocol among other issues. 

Students left their classrooms at 9:40 a.m. Nov. 25 calling for more education around abusive relationships, domestic violence awareness, abortion, LGBTQ2S+ and consent. They called for a breathing room and accessible school therapy.

"Our school is more concerned about how many students go into the bathroom together than the safety and comfort of their female students," a student organizer wrote in their rationale. 

"We are tired of our feelings being ignored. Our mental health and wellbeing, our safety and our learning are consistently met with disappointment," it reads. "We feel as though we can't talk to our teachers about these issues..." 

More to come.