With National School Walkout, Students Demand Gun Control

Students at schools across the country are walking out of class today at 10 a.m. for 17 minutes in solidarity with the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, where a shooting killed 17 students and staff exactly one month ago.

In the month since the massacre, young people have taken over the reigns of the gun control debate, with a core group of Parkland students emerging as voices of the movement using hashtags like #enough and #neveragain.

Today’s walkout is the latest in a series of dramatic actions — from marches to protests at government buildings — and Youth Radio has reporters across the country embedded with the students, all of them students themselves.

Follow the walkouts live on @youthradio Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, and come back here for highlights. This page will be updated throughout the day.

The moment of the movement

Walkouts swept from coast to coast

Student protests push the envelope

CLARIFICATION: Grady High School administrators had supported the walkout, but threatened disciplinary action against students who refused to return after the scheduled protest.


Teens are taking the lead and people are grateful

The walkout is happening at all grade levels: from middle school to college

Today’s teens have had to deal with some form of gun violence all their lives

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