Students walk out protesting stricter gun laws


Fatima Diarra

On Thursday, March 14 at 10am students nationwide went outside to advocate for better gun control laws, student safety, and the fact that students do have a voice. Many students, schools, and administrators participated in this event to raise awareness for gun law changes. This event was a message to Congress that better gun control laws need to be put in place so that schools, streets, homes, and people are safe. The safety of the students is important and should be a concern of the government too. What made the walk out so special is the fact that it was student-based. At Manville High School, students participated and wore orange in solidarity. They stayed outside for 17 minutes in remembrance of the 17 victims of the school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. During those 17 minutes, statistics, gun safety and awareness, and the names of the 17 victims where all spoken. The message at the end was that students do have voice, and can make a change. At the end there was a moment of silence for the 17 victims.