Jersey City students walk out in support of gun control
- Author: Leroy Wright Mar 19, 2018,
Mar 19, 2018, 15:21
They don't feel enough is being done to protect them.
Exactly one month back, on February 14, there was a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida which left 17 people dead and prompted heated arguments, activism and even some legislative action around guns. Cardinal Ritter College Preparatory High School, Trinity Catholic High School, and Christian Brothers College High School were among participating schools in the St. Louis area.
On Wednesday, thousands of students throughout the United States walked out of classrooms as part of "National School Walkout", a demonstration calling for safer schools and increased gun control, in the wake of the February high-school shooting that left 17 Florida students dead.
Students in public high schools in Jersey City also developed unique programs for each school. At others, just one or two walked out in defiance of administrators. We've already seen more change after Stoneman Douglas than any other mass shooting (such as the school safety bill Governor Scott recently signed), and we're demanding more change. "They learned that no matter how small, how tall, how loud their voices, how quiet, they can really make a difference if they lead together", said Iris Daniels, a freshman at Albany High in NY. "Moving forward, I ask for your prayers and partnership in doing all that we can to reassure our students and to make them strong, resilient young women", he concluded. There, people will continue this morning's protest on gun violence in America. But what impact do students who aren't able to vote yet have on legislation? "And they weren't going to let us do the same", she said Sunday. I can tell you it's definitely not arming teachers. At many campuses across Nashville, the district help students organize speakers and other special events for the walk-out. "It begins with recognizing the dignity of everybody we live with and that we are responsible for each other". Emmaus High students held signs saying "Our hearts are broken" and chanting "Never again". Students at Innovation High School read bios of each victim and observed a moment of silence, placing flowers for each in a vase.
Nighttime DJ STRAWBERRY ON THE RADIO was at MILPITAS HIGH SCHOOL where students rallied to get their message across with student speakers and signs that read #Neveragain, #Enoughisenough and "This is a school zone, not a war zone".
"Every one of these individuals could have died that day". "But I went to SC and you could buy guns in an arcade".
Congress has shown little inclination to defy the powerful NRA and tighten gun laws, and Trump backed away from his initial support for raising the minimum age for buying an assault rifle to 21.
As he read the names of the 17 students and staff from Florida who were killed, Reed said he became emotional thinking how so numerous names sounded similar to that of his classmates and friends at PHS.
Students from at least three local high schools participated in a national walkout to protest gun violence Wednesday. Some on social media accused them of having guns and called them "ignorant" and "apes". At Academy Del Sol, students prayed with youth pastors from The Worship Center underneath the school's flag pole.
However, people who don't want to join in the National School Walkout on March 14 to protest the violence have come up with another way to stop school shootings.