Westfield High School Students Say “Enough.”

Some students at Westfield High School will participate in a nationwide walkout Wednesday in protest of recent gun violence in schools and to call for stricter firearm laws.

The 17-minute walkout is one of hundreds that will be held across the United States and was organized by the Women’s March Youth EMPOWER nonprofit. The length of time is done in memory of the 17 victims of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida earlier this year.

The organization said the 10 a.m. walkouts are to “protest Congress’ inaction to do more than tweet thoughts and prayers in response to the gun violence plaguing our schools and neighborhoods.” Other walkouts will occur in Clark, Scotch Plains, Springfield, Summit and throughout New Jersey. Students who do not want to participate in the walkout will remain in their classes with their teachers.

 

One NJ High School Junior Expresses Why She and Her Friends Are Walking Out

 

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