On the 19th anniversary of the massacre at Columbine High School, students across the country walked out of class to memorialize the 13 victims.
Columbine High School. Remember the 13 lives we lost to a bullet. Here we are, 19 years later, still fighting. We do it for you. pic.twitter.com/mcHViYLXEa— Jaclyn Corin (@JaclynCorin) April 20, 2018
If you do decide to participate in the #NationalSchoolWalkout, be clear of your reasoning. This is for Columbine, this is for change, this isn't for you to miss a day of school. Find a way to do service on your day off.— Carly Novell (@car_nove) April 20, 2018
Gun violence is very important. Don’t use the walkout as an excuse for you to skip class.— mia (@wassupmia) April 19, 2018
Several schools in Middle Tennessee made plans to participate, including:
-Hume-Fogg High School
-Martin Luther King Jr.
-Magnet High School
-University School of Nashville
-Hillsboro High School
-Ravenwood High School
-Centennial High School
-Renaissance High School
-Page High School
-White House Heritage High School
Very proud of the schools in our area that will be participating in the walk out tomorrow, which the TN Board of Education has encouraged. #theyoungpeoplewillwin— evan mays (@evan___mays) April 20, 2018
In addition to 13 seconds of silence, a Town Hall was organized for students to discuss their ideas on school safety and ending gun violence with state legislators.
Student walkout & rally this morning at Public Square, 10am. Student Town Hall with legislators at Cordell Hull Building, 4pm on 8th floor. https://t.co/7hcB7Z2zYX— We Are Watching TN (@wearewatchingtn) April 20, 2018
More information below:
Here's our guide to organizing a walkout! This page has everything you need to know about starting YOUR OWN walkout at your school! Check it out! https://t.co/VA1L1Ag2eV— National School Walkout (@schoolwalkoutUS) March 14, 2018