Sheryl Sandberg supports walkout against gun violence, posts powerful message on Facebook

The National Rifle Association also responded to the nationwide walk-outs saying in a tweet, "I'll control my own guns, thank you".

Students at Hannah Senesh Community Day School in Brooklyn also held a prayer memorial service.

Students at the school will continue their walk-up campaign, which focuses on reaching out to 17 other students especially those who may seem lonely or marginalized. They chanted during what was meant to be a moment of silence for the 17 victims of the school shooting.

Kids at our school today walked out, in honor of the 17 students killed in Florida.

Middle school students in East Hartford walked out of class on Friday to protest gun violence.

"I just want people to know that these aren't just names".

The march that propelled the students of the country to protest against gun violence is spreading like wildfire.

They lamented that too many young people have died and that they're exhausted of going to school afraid they will be killed.

Get the Monitor stories you care about delivered to your inbox. He said students couldn't be expected to stay in class while there was work to do to prevent gun violence.

Last week, school administrators told students that they would be allowed to walk out of school and use the time to remember the victims of the Parkland shooting.

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"From a school perspective we supported the desire of the students to carry out this program and make their powerful voices heard", he told JTA in an email. "There were a handful of students who just made the wrong choices". "In a few months I get to go to college - these kids don't". "Parkland is going to be the last school shooting".

Schools even went so far as to bar their gates and lock students in.

"People are always a little afraid to take a stand on things like this", said Lewis.

Earlier this month, Shapiro led a group of 139 heads of Jewish day schools who signed an open letter voicing their support for students organizing for gun reform after the Parkland shooting.

The demonstration was organized Tuesday night by teacher Sarah Grieger and student Austin Keranen.

She knew it was a lot, but every student immediately agreed and they spent hours writing, cutting out and filling bins with thousands of hearts with messages of support. In response, Keranen reached out and stated gathering up other students.

"I do a principal about making sure they're safe", Dennis said. "It felt to me that the faculty was too involved and we were actually learning to obey them rather than participate in an authentic protest".

According to the rule, "time, place, and manner" restrictions are put in place as a way "to protect the exercise of students' and employees' free speech rights, [while] taking into consideration the educational objectives and responsibilities of the School District".

"People are mad and upset", Francis said after the protest. No students or staff members were injured during the walkout. "I think they're the future".

  • Ronnie Bowen