Students in every corner of the U.S. have designated today National Walkout Day and marched out of their classrooms to protest gun violence on American campuses. From middle schoolers in Atlanta to college kids in Charlottesville, students showed power in numbers and demanded action from lawmakers on the one-month anniversary of the tragic mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.
— Hann 🌞 (@hannchap_) March 14, 2018
— Women’s March Youth (@WomensMarchY) March 14, 2018
From Maine to Hawaii, thousands of students planned to stage walkouts Wednesday to protest gun violence, one month after the deadly shooting inside a high school in Parkland, Florida.
— Miami Herald (@MiamiHerald) March 14, 2018
Covering a walkout this morning at an elementary school in Virginia, and the 11-year-old organizers had a press packet ready for me. pic.twitter.com/eeElhGciid
— Lois Beckett (@loisbeckett) March 14, 2018
Students from the elementary to college level are taking up the call in a variety of ways. Some planned roadside rallies to honor shooting victims and protest violence. Others were to hold demonstrations in school gyms or on football fields. In Massachusetts and Ohio, students said they’ll head to the statehouse to lobby for new gun regulations.