STUDENTS: Why I'm Walking Out of School for National Walkout Day
It has been over two months since 17 people were killed by a shooter at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Since then, teens all over the country have held walkouts, protests, and rallies to advocate for gun reform, safer schools, and more mental health resources for students.
On Friday, April 20 — the anniversary of the school shooting that left 13 people dead at Columbine High School in 1999 — students are once again walking out in protest. Brit + Co spoke to 15 students from around the US about why they’re walking out, and what school safety means to them.