On Wednesday, exactly one month after 17 people were killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland thousands of students across the U.S. – including CLASP students from Meyzeek Middle School showed their support for gun control by walking out of school.
The Collaborative Learning After School Program students joined the walkout, led by the Justice League, a social justice program that many CLASP students belong to.
Students gave speeches they had worked on for weeks in preparation for the event and even met with the principal to discuss the importance of the recognition. The walkout included 17 seconds of silence – one for each of the Parkland victims, and shared facts, statistics, and what they believe about their own school and community with others who walked out or joined in the event.
Many people showed up, including students, teachers, staff, the principal, people from the community, and even parents.