River Valley Students Walk Out Of School To Honor Parkland Shooting Victims

River Valley Students Walk Out Of School To Honor Parkland Shooting Victims

"She is a very well informed 11-year-old, and she asks tough questions".

"A lot of people actually planned on it", she said.

She said she hopes lawmakers will take steps to ensure tragedies like mass shootings never happen again.

"As the North Kingstown High School Student Union, we are planning a silent walkout on Wednesday, March 14, at 10 a.m.to reject violence in our schools and to stand in solidarity with victims of school shootings, most recently in Parkland, Florida, but also in senseless acts of school violence across the country since Columbine", according to an emailed statement. "I like that it's anonymous so they can be inspired by someone, they don't know if it's their best friend, or someone in a different grade level", Seufert said.

"We teach our students to be independent thinkers", Janet Conner-Knox, who handles public relations for Wilson Preparatory Academy. told CNN.

Students at North Bend who participated were given a card during the walk-out that read "Congratulations taking part in a walk-out, you have taken a step toward developing post-conventional ethical reasoning capabilities, an attribute viewed as most favorable by higher education".

Student leader Olivia Eburne in her remarks called out the National Rifle Association (NRA) saying, "The NRA only serves their own interests and cares nothing for danger they are imposing on students like us".

"Crafting a letter will add validity to the walkout and create a greater impact on the legislative process", said middle school Principal Rocco Telli in a letter to parents.

The 17-minute program ended with a moment of silence to remember those killed by school shootings and a call to action by Sved.




Not only was the vigil meant to honor the 17 people who lost their lives in Parkland, she said, it was also for the children at Sandy Hook; it was also for the OH seventh-grader who took his own life, she said, as he had planned a shooting at his school as well.

The #ENOUGH National School Walkout was meant to pressure federal and state lawmakers to tighten laws on gun ownership despite opposition by the National Rifle Association, the powerful gun rights advocacy group.

You're just proving our point that it's not a gun problem.

Mya Johnson, also a Houghton senior, wanted to make people know that shootings affect everyone, not just victims and families, and said it is time for a change. "I'm exhausted of it".

Students at the school will continue their walk-up campaign, which focuses on reaching out to 17 other students especially those who may seem lonely or marginalized. A major snowstorm delayed many school walkouts in ME until Thursday.

The high number of absences were allegedly due to social media threats that began circulating on Tuesday.

In Washington, students were joined by Democratic members of Congress at the Capitol.

The police radio recordings showed that the Coral Springs police officers were the first to enter the school building after confirming that Broward County Sheriff's Office deputies had not gone in. No incidents were reported there, either.

Unfortunately, some students on our Antioch campus today chose to protest in ways that significantly disrupted school operations and threatened the safety and order for other students and staff within our school. Swift action was taken by school security and MNPD to address the situation.

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