While many walk out, some stay in school
April 21, 2018
On National Walk Out day, students marched to the Capitol to emphasize the need for increased gun control in response to the recent school shootings. Although plenty of students participated in the walkout, students who did not march remained at school.
9th grader Allison Audette did not attend the walkout because she did not have a ride.
For 9th-grader Nikolas Liepins, he felt that he needed to be at school so he wouldn’t fall behind: “I already missed a bit of school for a few other reasons and am going to continue to miss some more, so I couldn’t afford to miss school today.”
Whether in support of gun legislation, against new restrictions, or another reason, the walkout stirred political and personal responses.