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What To Expect From Friday's Massive National School Walkout

What To Expect From Friday's Massive National School Walkout

And other students who live with gun violence regularly have said they don't feel represented in the social movements following the shooting at Parkland.

Students at Southmoreland High School also are working to plan additional school safety awareness events, said sophomore Olivia Robertucci, who helped plan the school's March 14 walkout.

Both current and former principals at Columbine High School urged other nearby schools to join them in using the day to remember the lives lost in the tragedy, rather than participating in walkouts.

The walkout is just the latest gun violence protest since a massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

Lakewood Ranch High School plans to move their walkout to after school school. Nothing will happen if C.T. English teachers and administrators do not participate in Friday's walkout, but if any do Becker said he'll consider filing a lawsuit to stop any future participation.

Similar events will follow in different cities leading up to a final voter registration drive in Parkland ahead of the November midterm election.

"There's gun violence that's been happening every day that isn't a school shooting", Murdock says.

However, Knost said that although schools must stay neutral on non-school-sponsored events and Rockwood "simply can't afford to support the concept of random walkouts", Rockwood understood that "students do need a voice".

While those students prepare for demonstrations, teens who attend the high school at the center of the day are scheduled to have a day out of the classroom.




A majority of American teens (57%) say they are very or somewhat anxious about the possibility of a shooting happening at their school, and most parents of teens share that concern (63%), according to new Pew Research Center surveys of teens ages 13 to 17 and parents with children in the same age range. It's as if the politicians believe that if they say and do nothing, everyone will forget about the people who died, until the next mass shooting.

What is the effect if a student chooses to participate in a walkout?

Seventeen people were killed and more than two dozen were injured in the shooting.

High school students from Foothill, East, Highland, Centennial and South are leading the walkout effort locally. It's a matter of safety, said John Schuster, spokesman for Miami-Dade schools. Almost three-quarters of Hispanic students say they are at least somewhat anxious about a shooting, compared to about half of white students saying the same.

"The goal was to bring out as many people that care about these issues as possible", he said. Given the history of school shootings, it is fitting to make this protest about Columbine to show how little has changed in almost 20 years.

"We encourage posters and to wear orange", the teen leaders said.

Get students engaged in the political system.

Oswego, Yorkville, Sandwich, Plano and several other school districts allowed to students to participate in various forms with the walkout events in March, though, not all were allowed outside.


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