On Columbine Anniversary Students Walk Out Again
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FEATURING QUAZI JAHAIARA – Exactly nineteen years ago, 12 students and a teacher were gunned down at Columbine High School in Colorado, shocking the nation and tragically becoming a symbolic starting point for what would become a wave of campus gun-related massacres around the country with seemingly no end.
But the massacre in Parkland Florida earlier this year at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas School that resulted in 17 deaths, seems to be a turning point in the fight for gun control. A powerful student-led movement has changed the conversation about the rights of human beings to safety and security being more important than the rights of gun owners to own deadly weapons.
On Friday April 20th a massive national day of school walkouts is expected around the country as part of the movement for stricter gun control. It will be the third nation-wide action this season, after the March For Our Lives on March 24th and the first school walkout on March 14th.
A listing of school walkouts on April 20th can be found HERE.
Read the Parkland student’s manifesto for gun control HERE.
Quazi Jahaiara, 18-year old freshman at Cal State Northridge, recent graduate of Robert F. Kennedy Community School.