In the wake of the latest school shooting in Florida, and recent shooting incidents in the tri-state area, some high school students in Connecticut are organizing a walkout as part of a national campaign to raise gun control awareness.
Students throughout Stamford are planning to join others throughout the country at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, March 14 as part of the National 'March For Our Lives' School Walkout, which is “to protest Congress’ inaction to do more than tweet thoughts and prayers in response to the gun violence plaguing our schools and neighborhoods.”
“We need action. Students and allies are organizing the national school walkout to demand Congress pass legislation to keep us safe from gun violence at our schools, on our streets and in our homes and places of worship,” according to organizers of the national movement.
Students from the Academy for Information Technology and Engineering, Stamford High School and Darien High School have all reportedly announced their intention to participate in the walkout.
“Students and staff have the right to teach and learn in an environment free from the worry of being gunned down in their classrooms or on their way home from school. Parents have the right to send their kids to school in the mornings and see them home alive at the end of the day.”
"We are not safe at school," organizers stated. "We are not safe in our cities and towns. Congress must take meaningful action to keep us safe and pass federal gun reform legislation that addresses the public health crisis of gun violence. We want Congress to pay attention and take note: many of us will vote this November and many others will join in 2020."
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