#NationalWalkOutDay: This Is What The Nation’s Kids Did At School Today
A lot people describe the younger generation as wayward and self-absorbed. But if you keep your eyes open, you’ll see that they’re picking up the mantel in ways that the adults in power have not.
There are several examples of this but perhaps none stronger than what high school students across the country did today. At 10 am. students took 17 minutes to show solidarity for the 17 students killed during the attack at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. They were pushing for increased gun legislation—just something to ensure their safety when they’re trying to get an education.
Check out the tweets describing the actions these students took across the country.
There was one student, who walked out of Spanish class on his own. He shared the video with Twitter. While he thought only six people would see it, the video has been liked over 90 thousand times.
When people started sending Justin messages, he said “it’s just the right thing to do.”
Other students ran into some pushback from adults.
The students weren’t the only ones who used the day to make a statement.
One student, Aminah Glenn, was arrested for protesting at Kenwood Academy in Chicago.
According to police, Glenn was arrested for disrupting the flow of traffic when she walked out into the street.
Later, someone reported that she’d contacted the Chicago Police Department to ask about Glenn, apparently she had been released with no charges filed.
March for Our Lives, the organizers of this march and the larger movement about gun control, those from the Parkland area, issued this statement in response.