Minneapolis Students Walkout, March For Gun Control
- Author: Leroy Wright Feb 23, 2018,
Feb 23, 2018, 5:22
It's been one week since the deadly shooting rampage at their high school, and state and federal lawmakers are under pressure to take new action on guns.
Survivors of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, gathered en masse at the state's Capitol building Wednesday. The Austin Independent School District says around 100 students at Clint Small Middle School walked out in the morning and then a couple more dozen students walked out during lunchtime.
A walkout was also planned at Cypress Lake High School in Fort Myers, Estero High School, East Lee County High in Lehigh Acres, and many other schools.
At least eight Osceola schools had students take part in the walkouts.
Cruz was charged with 17 counts of murder last Thursday, a day after allegedly opening fire inside the high school with an assault-style rifle.
"A Lake Mary student tweeted, "#walkout #17strong #GunControlNow". Similar events were held across the country, from Minnesota to Maryland.
April 20: National High School Student Walk Out: Another national walk-out is being coordinated via Change.Org for Friday, April 20th, the 19th anniversary of the Columbine shooting. First, they are capable of marching in unison on governmental capitals demanding immediate sensible gun control legislation and enforcement.
President Donald Trump is scheduled to meet with students and teachers at the White House.
Here are more dates that you need to know about as organizers continue to protest gun violence in America.
She said that these lawmakers are at fault for the next person who is killed by an automatic weapon, like the one that the shooter used at her school. Sofie Whitney, a shooting survivor, said. Sorry, but we can not depend wholly on good thoughts and prayers and putting God in our schools - this will not fix the problem.