Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Student walk outs take place here in Wichita
By SJ Otto
There were about 3,000 student walkouts planned for today. Several hundred students walked out of High School North to protest gun violence and call on legislators to pass more restrictions on guns. Althought school officials cooperated with and tollerated this walk out, USD 259 School officals did not OK the walk out.
"What we do not want is (for) kids to be walking out of a building unsupervised, because . . . that is not a safe way to be able to get their voices heard," said Alicia Thompson, superintendent of Wichita schools, said just days ago.
So these studunts took some chances.
This is an example of young people taking their lives and future in their own hands. According to KAKE TV, in Wichita:
From Maine to Hawaii, students planned to walk out of school Wednesday to protest gun violence in the biggest demonstration yet of the student activism that has emerged in response to last month's massacre of 17 people at Florida's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
In nearly 3,000 protests nationwide, students from the elementary to college level are taking up the call in a variety of ways. Some planned roadside rallies to honor shooting victims and protest violence. Others were to hold demonstrations in school gyms or on football fields. In Massachusetts and Georgia and Ohio, students said they'll head to the statehouse to lobby for new gun regulations.
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