Progressive Voice: Arlington Students Won't Back Down on Gun Control

ABQ students join national walkout seeking safer schools

ABQ students join national walkout seeking safer schools

Students at Westlake High School were among the first in OH to hold a walkout as more students held demonstrations across the country, Westlake students say they chose to move beyond advocacy to action.

On Wednesday, a month after the Florida shootings, student walkouts took place at many schools around the country, including one at Findlay High School, where about 200 students participated.

It's the first major co-ordinated action of the student-led movement for gun control which formed in response to Parkland.

Thousands of students throughout the Bay Area braved the rain and walked out of their classes on Wednesday to take a stand against gun violence.

In New York City, one student put handprints on their sign, with the message: "Guns don't die, children do".

It wasn't a typical day at East High school in Duluth.

According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, virtually all of the demonstrations were "grassroots" efforts and student-run.

During his talk, Scott challenged the group of students to show compassion like his sister, and challenged them to choose positive influences, be aware of their life goal, always speak with kindness, eliminate prejudice and start a chain reaction.

While standing outside in solidarity with the students, she thought of the many lives lost and the grieving parents.

Students at a high school outside of Nashville, Tenn., knew the chaotic videos from their Wednesday walkout didn't exactly show the student body in the best light.

"Students have examined critically a problem that's happening across our nation and they are determining ways that they can change [it]", she said. "My little brother is going to be going to school next year, and my little sister is in school, and I'm scared they might be next".

Ryan Busilli helped organize a walkout at Sheehan, which drew about 40 students.

A spokesperson for Metro Nashville Public Schools told Fox 17 in a statement that no students were injured at Antioch High School, and that security swiftly controlled the situation.

Organizers Cameron Kasky, left, and Jackie Corin, student survivors from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School at a protest in February. "If they could look at the situation today at Antioch High School, that they would be okay with violent behavior", said Reed.

"I'm getting sick and exhausted of all the school shootings".

"Look at 17 people around you in this crowd and just imagine they are gone, just like that", Thomas said. "We were all scared that everyone was being killed, because people were throwing desks to barricade and it sounded like gunshots", North Bend student Olivia Funk said. "And we are just exhausted of it, we're just sick and exhausted of it", said Grissom Junior, Daniel Ogden.

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