#Enough Nutley High School Walkout: By Students, for Students

Cornelia Mascio
Marzo 19, 2018

Titusville High School was one of more than 3,000 high schools across the country that joined the #Enough National School Walkout to End Gun Violence on Wednesday to honor the 17 people killed in the February 14 shooting at a Florida high school.

At nearby Penn Alexander Elementary school, students demonstrated by forming a peace sign with their bodies.

York High School and its counterpart in Yarmouth were both open for business until 10 am, when hundreds of students poured outside to join the protest action, according to the Portland Press Herald.

"Our ultimate goal is to empower students", Cape Elizabeth senior Christie Gillies, 18, told the Bangor Daily News.

The event still made an impact, Perez said, because it came within the context of a larger discussion at his school about gun violence. They're scared. They want school shootings to stop, they don't want to see anymore young people die, and they don't want to be victims themselves.

She and other organizers said they wanted to make the walkout a somber experience that didn't involve yelling or chanting.

Can you hear us now, Congress?

The press release stated that about 120 students assembled peacefully and quietly during their demonstration and walked quietly throughout the school, as well as around the exterior of the building so they would not disturb other students who were still in class.

For better or worse, Perri said, he was struck by how quickly the student protests have gained momentum. But this time students were embracing one another.

Madawaska High School principal Wayne Anderson said he expects students at that school will likely reschedule the event for a date yet to be determined.

Paradise About 125 Paradise High School students quietly exited their classes and gathered in the foggy drizzle at the front field for 17 minutes Wednesday, symbolizing the 17 students killed in the Florida school shooting.

Mark your calendars. Another National walkout will be on April 20, planned by a CT student for the 20th-Anniversary of the Columbine school shooting, another tragic event that left 12 innocent people dead.

A second-grader from San Jose went viral by joining high schoolers in the protest.

As echoes of applause sounded from the congregated throng and passersby honked their horns to show their approval, demonstrators stood stoically for 17 minutes, observing a minute-long moment of silence for each of the victims of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High.

Mim Michelove, a parent and employee of the Encinitas Union School District, agreed. Pastor Powell says. "I am a retired military guy, 20 years active duty armed forces".

At MNPS, we respect the right of our students to advocate for causes that are important to them. "These children are literally fighting for their lives".

Nearly immediately after 17 people were killed and 17 more wounded in the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Fla., our eldest child was moved to participate somehow in what quickly became a generational call for change.

"Not only is it a matter of principle, but also we are the next generation of voters", Zelkind said.

"The school system can't single out students' political speech for harsher punishment than it would any other student conduct", Sonia Kumar, an ACLU staff attorney, told the Guardian. Paul in Minnesota; he says the incident involved the principal of the school "escorting" a student off school property for apparently engaging in a counterprotest and holding a placard that read "Guns don't kill people, people kill people". Yet more protests are set to come, with Bangor area schools expected to stage their walkouts Friday.

Lawmakers taking students' understanding for granted will be a mistake.

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.

Eleven organisations, including some gun control and law enforcement groups, wrote to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican, and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer urging passage this month of the background checks Bill. We'll stand up for what is right, regardless of consequences.

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