High school students in Florida staged a walkout on Friday to protest our government's lack of action on gun control. There are several more planned in the coming weeks.
Students at South Broward High School in Hollywood, Florida took to the streets on Friday, demonstrating their anger over the seemingly endless preventable epidemic of mass shootings. The protests come in the wake of Wednesday's school shooting in Parkland, Florida, which left 17 dead and 14 more injured.
Future voters at South Broward High School have left classes to protest for better gun control. https://t.co/AgpKRsrNwI— Sebastian Murdock (@Sebastian Murdock)1518797491.0
Although most high school students are not yet old enough to vote, they soon will be, and elected officials would be wise to start paying attention to them.
@SebastianMurdoc Maybe this is the movement that will make the difference. They will be able to vote in a few years.— Don Collar (@Don Collar)1518799777.0
There have been 18 school shootings since 2018 began. That's nearly one every three days.
A full list of all 18 school shootings in the first 43 days of 2018. https://t.co/h7h93HLOl6— igorvolsky (@igorvolsky)1518640693.0
AR-15s are the usual weapon of choice in school shootings, and heavier regulations on them have drawn the attention of supporters of gun control. "WALK OUT, GO HOME, and DO NOT return until we see some gun safety ACTION plan regarding the AR-15," wrote Overheard in Room 22.
Every high school student nationwide should walk out of school. I'm serious. WALK OUT. And every teacher should… https://t.co/MOTg4OqO5T— Overheard in Room 22 (@Overheard in Room 22)1518659508.0
There is a walkout planned for Wednesday, March 14th, according to National Student Walk Out.
Join us March 14th @ 10:00am as we WALK OUT of classrooms across the nation. Sit, stand, bring signs, write letter… https://t.co/1S008sJIe0— National Student Walk Out For Change (@National Student Walk Out For Change)1518916099.0
Another national walkout is planned for Friday, April 20th, thanks to a thread posted on Reddit encouraging a boycott of classes until meaningful action on gun control is taken. April 20th is the 19th anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting in Columbine, Colorado. Thirteen people were killed and the two shooters committed suicide.
American students, I’m so sorry my generation has failed you. And I’m so fucking proud of you all. 100% support thi… https://t.co/BZT42iuSTm— Marie Lu (@Marie Lu)1518880417.0
"On Friday, April 20th we want students to attend school and then promptly WALK-OUT at 10:00 am. Sit outside your schools and peacefully protest. Make some noise. Voice your thoughts. "We are students, we are victims, we are change," National School Walkout tweeted on Friday.
On Friday, April 20th we want students to attend school and then promptly WALK-OUT at 10:00 am. Sit outside your sc… https://t.co/aOSVZYgDRf— National School Walkout (@National School Walkout)1518836751.0
Support for the proposed walkout is enthusiastic.
I fully support any teacher or student who decides to walk out on April 20th and refuses to go back to school until… https://t.co/u9Cuen3t1p— Jinkx Monsoon (@Jinkx Monsoon)1518885148.0
"Down with this broken system."
If I was a student or a teacher (like my sister is) I would walk out. I stand behind this 100%.Gun control now. Dow… https://t.co/5Ixlw5VaUz— I Speak Machine (@I Speak Machine)1518830276.0