Student-run ‘walk-out’ planned for Wednesday

By Mya Cannon

     Due to recent and past events involving school shootings, students at the high school are organizing a walkout to show support for gun laws.

    No one is being forced to take part in the movement–it is all optional.

    The walkout is taking place Wednesday, March 14 at 11 a.m. Students who wish to participate are to meet at the spirit rock by the football stadium entrance.

    Students who are choosing to participate in the walkout will stand outside for 17 minutes in order to commemorate the 17 students who tragically lost their lives on February 14 at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.  Once everything is finished, students are expected to resume their normal school day.

    The walkout is not to show a disapproval of the school and has no political implications. Students simply want their voices heard and feelings valued about the lack of action being taken by the government to prevent future mass shootings. 

    For more information and updates on the walkout, follow the student-run twitter account @SMFHSwalkout.

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