Two High School Youth Explain Why They Walked Out Over Gun Violence
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FEATURING NATALIE NOYOLA AND SYDNEY CATTOUSE – Wednesday March 14th marked a month since a gunman entered Marjory Douglas Stoneman High School in Parkland, Florida and fired his assault rifle killing 17 students and staff. To mark the anniversary of the horrific tragedy students from all over the country walked out of their classrooms and campuses at 10 am demanding politicians take action on gun violence.
A sea of students and their supporters gathered outside the White House addressing President Trump whose only solution has been to increase the presence of guns on campuses by arming teachers.
Here in Southern California where this program is produced, just a few miles from our studio in Pasadena students at John Muir High School organized a walkout. Here are the voices of two of them who addressed a crowd of their fellow students and even some staff.
Natalie Noyola, junior at John Muir High School in Pasadena and lead organizer of Wednesday’s student walkout, Sydney Cattouse, 17-year old senior at John Muir High School who also walked out.