The Never Again movement gained headway and with it high schools across the nation have been participating in walk-outs. Our very own was orchestrated by a group of students who assembled on the bleachers at 10:00 am on April 20th. A large population of the school came out and voiced their opinion on safety of students within schools.
The walk-out started with six minutes and twenty seconds of silence to honor the amount of time it took for the destruction at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida to occur. Afterwards, the group of students gave speeches, each one expressing a different opinion on the ways in which we can make schools more safe for the children of the country. The walk-out was not meant to be politically-infused, instead it was meant to highlight an issue that has plagued our society for too long.
Regardless of whether you’re Republican or Democrat, this walk-out was not meant to be a dividing force but instead one that joined the school together toward one specific goal: to open dialogue about ways in which our school can be safer, and to use our voices.
The efforts shown through these continued walk-outs and protests throughout the country show that this movement is not going anywhere.