Wednesday, March 14, 2018

KY Students: "We Stand With Florida"

Unfortunately, planned walkouts in Lexington and most other Central and Eastern Kentucky counties were mooted by school closings in the wake of two heavy snowstorms and associated flooding.

But Louisville students made the point: these kids are going to turn 18 before November, if they haven't already, and they're chomping at the bit to vote the NRA motherfuckers OUT.

Students at duPont Manual High School participated in the National School Walkout that happened across the country to protest gun violence.

Students from almost 3,000 schools were marking National Walkout Day, most by leaving their classrooms at 10 a.m. local times to show solidarity for the 17 killed in the Valentine's Day attack at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, according to USA TODAY.

At duPont Manual students held a sign that said, "We Stand with Florida."

The walkouts were scheduled to start at 10 a.m. Wednesday. The walkouts were supposed to last 17 minutes to represent the victims of the Parkland, Fla. school shooting.

SKY11 also flew over Atherton High School on Wednesday. Multiple students participated there as well.
Some school districts in Kentuckiana did not allow students to take part in the National School Walkout but they were going to allow their students to voice their opinions in other ways.

Bullitt County Public Schools didn't feel it was safe for students to just walk out of the school, according to a letter the superintendent posted to Facebook on March 12. So principals were tasked with working with student leaders and advocates to find other means of protest like the following: writing letters, public service announcements, a moment of silence for those affected by violence, and random acts of kindness toward others.
Bullitt students surely already know their superintendent is a cowardly, lying motherfucker who doesn't give a shit about their safety but is terrified of losing his job.
WHAS11's Robert Bradfield will have a full report on the walkout during the evening newscasts. You can follow him on Twitter and Facebook.

1 comment:

Gerald Parks said...

I am very happy to see kids across the Nation protest the murder of their fellow student,teachers and Americans by individuals with guns!
However ...could not help but notice ... local Law Enforcement was NOT mobilized in military grab armed with military grade equipment and riot gear to "quell" these peaceful protesters!
Unlike the response to the annual THOUSAND PLUS killings of AFRICAN AMERICAN citizens by individuals with guns aka Black Lives Matter!
Hummmm ...wonder why that is????
American citizens WERE killed in BOTH instances!
Hummmm ...exactly ...what was the difference!