LIVE BLOG – National Walkout Day
Students across the Piedmont Triad are joining a national movement. They plan to walk out from school on Wednesday, one month after the school shooting in Florida that killed 17 people.
The movement that started online is called the #Enough National School Walkout. At 10 a.m., students from across the country will walk out of school for 17 minutes.
Here is our live blog capturing moments across the country including the Piedmont Triad.
Grimsley High School in Greensboro, photo by FOX8’s Daniel Markus
Students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, where 17 people were killed in a deadly shooting last month, walk out of their classrooms to protest for stricter gun laws as part of #NationalWalkoutDay. https://t.co/gTgOi4C9i4 pic.twitter.com/98foDkivyI
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) March 14, 2018
Thomasville High School – photo by FOX8’s Chris Weaver
Starting to get things underway. These students and parents are joining others across the country to walk out at the same time for 17 minutes, in memory of the 17 victims of the school shooting in Parkland, FL one month ago today. @myfox8 pic.twitter.com/ALAQWgGChC
— Carly Hildyard (@CarlyHildyard) March 14, 2018
SANDY HOOK, CT – MARCH 14: Snow covers the entrance of Newtown High School on March 14, 2018 in Sandy Hook, Connecticut. Students at the school, near the site of the Sandy Hook massacre of December 14, 2012, are planning to take part in the 17-minute National School Walkout in honor of 17 people killed at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida on February 14, 2018. School administrators announced that visitors and media would not be permitted onto the Newtown High School campus for the walkout event. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)