Student Walkouts Feature Empty Desks for The Lives Lost to Guns
These schools brought out empty desks as a reminder of the students who can’t return to class.
An estimated 1 million students walked out of class on March 14 to protest gun violence in schools and the lack of government action on gun reform.
Most walkouts took place for 17 minutes to honor the 17 students and teachers killed in Parkland.
Some schools added an extra minute of silence to commemorate students lost in their own communities.
The National Movement encouraged local protests but everyone will get a chance to speak as one in Washington D.C.
During the March For Our Lives on March 24.
The students around the country have been very vocal about their desire for more gun control and the passing of laws that would make students safer.
Not only have they been active online, they have also participated in walkouts, demonstrations and campaigns to get people’s attention and let everyone know that their voices cannot be silenced.
Their conviction in trying to get meaningful laws passed is very admirable.
Hopefully all of their effort will translate favorably and lawmakers will take the right steps to ensure that this doesn’t happen to more innocent students in the future.