In the wake of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, students from nearby South Broward High School have walked out from class and staged protests to call for action on gun control.
The Palm Beach Post reported on the walkout. A student told them that 95 students had participated off and on in protests outside. Sebastian Murdock, a reporter from the Huffington Post captured video:
Said one ninth grader: “Many of us have friends who passed away (at Douglas High). It could have happened to us. … We just want to do as much as we can.”
“We’re out here because we’re sick of it. It’s been like six years since Sandy Hook and there have been shootings every single year; every single month there’s been shootings,” an eleventh grader told CBS 12. “I can’t vote yet but I’m trying to spread this to everybody that can vote.”
In the wake of this latest shooting, one of the most noticeable trends has been self aware teenagers on the literal front lines of the gun control debate who are increasingly willing to speak out. At the Huffington Post, Maxwell Strachan wrote:
On Wednesday, as a shooter rampaged through his high school with an AR-15 rifle, David Hogg pulled out his phone and started to ask his classmates questions.
Hogg, 17, is a student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, where at least 17 people were killed this week in one of the deadliest school shootings in modern U.S. history. He’s also a journalist. And so, as he hid from the gunman inside a crowded classroom that afternoon, Hogg decided he wanted to help create a public record of the moment his school came under attack.
Afterward, he told ABC News, “This is something we can’t let keep happening. Because if we do and we get used to it, it’s going to happen again. This is a time for our country to take a look in the mirror and realize there is a serious issue here.” Another student directly called out Tomi Lahren, after she huffed, “Can the Left let the families grieve for even 24 hours before they push their anti-gun and anti-gunowner agenda? My goodness. This isn’t about a gun it’s about another lunatic.”