Elsewhere in the USA, the National School Walkout was planned in the wake of the February 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., where 17 people were killed.
Dozens of Knoxville high school students walked out of class Friday, calling for an end to gun violence and showing solidarity for victims of mass shootings.
Students from more than 2,600 schools and institutions were expected to leave their classes at 10.00 a.m. local time, organisers said. The gunmen later killed themselves.
“I feel it’s my duty as an Alaskan student to stand up and say, here it’s the worst and we need change here”, said Zak Lanis, Lathrop High School.
“I think they should’ve taken more precautions to make sure that wouldn’t have happened”, Shelby said.
Students took their concerns to the steps of Los Angeles City Hall, where they also held a registration drive to get more teens to pre-register to vote.
At Liverpool high school, about 500 students left the building for a combined rally and memorial on the football field.
This was the second national walkout to pressure lawmakers to enact gun control reform in two months. “Please consider planning service projects, an activity that will somehow build up your school.as opposed to a walkout”. Farah isn’t the only one with a personal connection to gun violence.
A tweet by Benicia High School estimated that around 400 students participated in the walkout and called it “a powerful movement of student voice and action”.
“We had the March for Our Lives and after that people would assume this would die down and go away”.
“What we once thought was impossible became possible”, one said. Students also protested gun violence outside Tamalpais High in Mill Valley.
Some of the students said they’ve never been in trouble before or had in school suspension but believed the walkout was the right thing to do. They said these discussions are the best way to solve these issues.