Students Around the Nation Honor Parkland Shooting Victims
Thousands of students walked out of schools Wednesday to protest gun violence and those who were banned from doing so found another way to send a message.
From Washington D.C. to California, students marched out of classes Wednesday, March 14 for this nationwide protest.
Proud of my daughter walking with her classmates https://t.co/jO4FtFNVRW
— Zach Klein (@ZachKleinWSB) March 14, 2018
The day marks the one month anniversary of the mass shooting that left 17 dead at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Protestors in Washington D.C. even walked up to the front of the White House to demonstrate their determination for change. Here are some of the most powerful signs from the march.
— Brett Murphy (@ladybrettgm) March 14, 2018
“Arms Are For Hugging”- hands down my favorite sign. Met these juniors from Churchill High School of Potomac, MD heading down for #NationalWalkOutDay asking for gun reform & #EndGunViolence. Children are not prey! pic.twitter.com/cMF1xoYXCt
— Marselha G. Margerin (@marselhagm) March 14, 2018
— Nathalie Baptiste (@nhbaptiste) March 14, 2018
Today, 1 month after of the day that changed our lives forever, we will join the school walkout. We will join the walkout for every one of those 17, and for every other victim of gun violence. We will join for those that are still here. We will join for you. #NeverAgain
— Delaney Tarr (@delaneytarr) March 14, 2018
We could not imagine this level of support on #NationalWalkoutDay – and for that we are eternally thankful. We hope you will continue to walk with us on March 24th: https://t.co/6qW3824ke3 pic.twitter.com/vkGuN72XGH
— March For Our Lives (@AMarch4OurLives) March 14, 2018
Administrators at Booker T. Washington High School in Atlanta threatened to punish students who participated in walkouts. The school was even put on lockdown to prevent students from leaving. Still, they participated in the protest by silently kneeling in the school’s hallways.
— News & Talk WAOK (@WAOK) March 14, 2018
Hopefully this powerful message from students is heard from around the world and will spark change in our society regarding gun control.