Student walkout over gun violence held at Moses Lake High School

Lester Mason
February 22, 2018

The walk lasted 17 minutes - one minute for each life taken at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on February 14.

The superintendent of the School District of Waukesha on Wednesday, Feb. 21 issued a clarification regarding the district's policy on students participating in walkouts, ahead of an event scheduled for March 14.

"Lumberton was the only school who contacted me directly about a walkout today", Wooten said Wednesday. "I decided then - with my family's blessing - to do something about it".

Students from the Pittsburgh Creative and Performing Arts school chanted and marched, with a police escort, from their school to Market Square.

"Your parents will be notified that you were not present for class, but my guess is they already know".

Law said it was hard for her to process what happened in Parkland, but she wants to make sure she takes action with the anger and sadness she felt.

She added, "We appreciate the desire of our students to have their voices heard, but do want to reiterate that this was not a school-sanctioned activity". "Additional police presence has been made available to ensure that only students and parents involved in routine school business are on campus".

Hundreds of students with signs that read things like "Enough is Enough", and "Protect Kids Not Guns", walked toward the Higgins Avenue bridge.

Croteau said she wants to make a difference any way she can.

"I broke down and cried", he said of his reaction to last week's shooting.

Momentum is building for a nationwide effort to get students and teachers to walk out of school next month to protest gun violence. They eventually moved down the street to C.S. Porter Middle School where afternoon traffic on Reserve Street raced by.

The rally served as a peaceful protest to the lack of action by the United States Congress in dealing with gun violence, according to the student's email message to the entire student body. We are Lumberton School Pirates. Before it did, they called in the two students who were organizing it. One by one, several students stood atop a wall to address the assemblage.

That's why she and some of her peers on Wednesday night asked the Chico Unified School District board to approve a mandate to take part in the #enough National School Walk Out on March 14th.

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