On Wednesday, students from NY to Nashville to San Francisco walked out of school at 10 a.m.to commemorate the one-month anniversary of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, in which 17 people were killed, and to push for gun reform.
The event was in response the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., where 17 people were killed.
Students spoke, and then the names of the victims, along with short biographies, were read. (The author of the social media post told the Carroll County Times that she felt the Parkland activists were disrespectful, and she said the walkout had been "hijacked" to be about more than just remembering victims.) The Walk Up idea was also promoted by the Facebook page 1 Million Moms Against Gun Control. The students that were out there were fantastic. "It's a schoolwide issue we all want to take seriously".
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A Florida judge earlier this week agreed with news outlets that the video should be released, despite resistance from police and school officials who felt it should have been held as evidence in an active investigation. "Today isn't promised, let alone the next hour, but we all need to start loving each other more", said student Eamon Ennis. Most people right now when they go home they're going home to something hurtful.
Others said they hope the walkout can bring institutional changes, on gun laws and mental health care. There's a big difference here.
As the clock hit 10:17 and the assembled bystanders began dispersing, the event's participants said they had no plans of ending their advocacy for gun regulations.
"I'm proud of all of our students", Jenson said. Norfleet said his students would have to go to after-school detention for 20 minutes.
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Although Kenosha County is in the bottom fourth of the state rankings, data indicates that progress has been made as well. The department has partnered with many stakeholders to implement the CHIP and collaborates regularly to track progress.
"We have to support some of the kids in Florida", seventh-grader Travion Young said. In California, students at Mt. Diablo High School broke through a gate to leave the campus.
"We can not condone students leaving classes during the instructional day to participate in this activity", Barbara Canavan wrote to students and their parents.
Senior Elsa Tovar said there had been non-stop texting Wednesday morning about who was going to participate. "It was 100 percent optional for the kids".
The workshops and informational "Teach-In" sessions were guided by six teachers who volunteered to help inform students on a topic close to their own professions and close to the research they've conducted their entire lives, according to a statement.
Snow day gets in way of gun violence observance at local schools
According to THS Principal Phil Knapp, about 50 to 60 students participated in the walkout on a cold, snowy Wednesday morning. The Lake Linden-Hubbell Public Schools District took a neutral position on the issue , said Superintendent Craig Sundblad.
They were heavily supervised by school resource officers, staff and administration from District 833, who banned the public from school grounds as an extra safety measure.
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