Greenville Schools to Cite about 500 for National Walkout

The more than 2,500 walkouts planned across the nation mark the one- month anniversary of the February 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

Antioch High School students held a peaceful protest Thursday morning after violence broke out Wednesday during what was supposed to be a protest for National Walk Out Day.

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.

One of the counter-protestors, sophomore Tucker Straub, said he and a group of his friends heard about the protest and wanted to make a statement in favor of gun rights.

WHS student Gunnar Green stayed outside to continue demonstrating, long after his peers headed back into the school.

"Jacob Harvey speaks at the walkout at Grant Park School".

Students at Albuquerque High School hold lighted candles to honor the 17 lives lost in Parkland, Fla., last month.

Young people marching in the national school walkout over gun violence pass the image of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. You know, I don't want people to know her as somebody that was shot. We want our Congress people to stop taking money from the NRA.

After the lockdown ended, dozens of students had a sit-in outside the school's administrative offices.

The Broward County Sheriff released a video they say shows former deputy Scot Peterson standing outside during the Stoneman Douglas shooting.

On them were names of cities where school shootings have occurred since the 1999 massacre by two heavily armed students at Columbine High School in Colorado that left 12 students and a teacher dead.

The nationwide movement takes place exactly one month since the shooting.

Classroom instruction continued during the protests, which were supervised by administrators.

"We're hopeful that this is something that can spark a conversation within our community at school", she said. "The fact that even a few dozen people came out and were willing to put themselves out there is great - we would have liked to have the whole school here". Both students were part of the five who spearheaded the walkout. "We are NOT supporting participation in this walkout and any attempt to walkout will be considered skipping class", said Fray in the message. "It hurts. We have so much sympathy towards all the families that have lost". "More background checks, more intensive background checks". (Soon), we're going to be able to vote.

Knapp said the students approached him on Tuesday with a plan. In response, Keranen reached out and stated gathering up other students. "It seemed to successfully turn a very negative fixation on a horrific situation into a team building, family time". "What the school is about is today, the good things", student Jayon Savely said.

Meanwhile, free speech advocates geared up for a battle.

"We're so sick and exhausted of seeing all this death on the news", she said. Conspiracy theorists and far-right blogs later attempted to smear survivors of the attack as they began to make public calls for tighter legislation around firearm safety.

  • Joanne Flowers