In response to the recent shooting massacre at a Florida high school that claimed 17 lives, thousands of students nationwide walked out of class on Wednesday to protest gun violence.
MTV and Nickelodeon each went off the air for 17 minutes—or one minute for each victim.
Meanwhile, schools in Atlanta metro area marked the occasion, even though some school districts did not approve. Both students and parents gathered for a peaceful protest and below are just a few posts via social media.
I stand with students and teachers. I am disappointed in @waltonhighschool and other @cobbcountyschools for not working with the students to create a school-wide opportunity for students to #walkout with 1,000s of other high schools across the country at the same time. Threatening academic and behavioral punishments for a 17-minute, peaceful march to honor the #Parkland victims and to work towards better gun control is disheartening. #neveragain #gunsafety #seeyouinDC #marchforourlives
#NationalWalkoutDay at 🐯 University was a success‼️ Our scholars let their voices be heard in a peaceful & positive way‼️#17minutesfor17lives #ParklandStrong @CarstarphenMJ @AssocSupBattle @Atldepsupt @apsupdate @lisa_hill41 @SEL_APS pic.twitter.com/qBtRDbqaJk— Crawford Long Middle (@apsLongms) March 14, 2018
Today was an outstanding display of student leadership, civic engagement, and unity! So proud of our MJJ Family for planning & executing a powerful #NationalSchoolWalkout @dan_a_sims @IsparksJr @CarstarphenMJ @Atldepsupt @apsupdate @mjjptsa pic.twitter.com/q9qWs4rANH— MHJHS: Adam Danser (@APSMHJHSJaguars) March 14, 2018