Students Plan to Walk Out of Class as Part of National Movement

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Crowd of students protesting outside the White House on Wednesday morning (Photo: Bradley E. Williams)

Groups of local students are planning to walk out of class at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday as part of a national movement to honor those who died in school shootings.

Students from Dos Pueblos High, San Marcos High, and Santa Barbara High are expected to participate and meet at various locations for rallies.

One month ago, Nikolas Cruz killed 17 students and faculty members at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School with an AR-15-style rifle in Parkland, Florida. The surviving students and their allies have banded together forming a movement of activism and advocacy. 

Wednesday's national school walkout urges their peers across the country to join them in honoring those who have lost their lives in school shootings and to demand that Congress acts now on passing stricter gun control laws.

According to EMPOWER who is organizing the movement, among their demands participants want Congress to:
  • Ban assault weapons
  • Require universal background checks before gun sales
  • Pass a gun violence restraining order law that would allow courts to disarm people who display warning signs of violent behavior

The walkout is expected to last 17 minutes, one minute for each person who lost their life last month.

Many schools are threatening detention, suspensions, and other disciplinary actions to students who participate in this walk out. It's unknown if Santa Barbara area high schools will punish students who walk out of class. 

Edhat will update this article with more information about local students as soon as its available. 

Do you have photos or video of the protest? Send it to ed@edhat.com for us to post!


Reports from edhat readers

I happened to see students at Monroe Elementary join the 10:00 walkout today holding signs of support for the students in Florida and against guns being in schools. Some cars honked as they went by.

Walkout at San Marcos High School in Santa Barbara:

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Flicka Mar 15, 2018 09:42 AM
Students Plan to Walk Out of Class as Part of National Movement

A-152, You are so right, none of the school shootings have been done by an NRA member. The NRA simply make sure anyone, no matter their mental capacity, has a right to unnecessary assault guns or any gun that can take out dozens of lives in the shortest period of time.

Roger Mar 15, 2018 08:26 AM
Students Plan to Walk Out of Class as Part of National Movement

Sure is interesting when the votes are voted down who's names are revealed then you find out who the real trolls are Welcome LBRB What's good for the Goose is good for the gander...It's really funny the trolls squeak louder in injustice though they slander the loudest too....Enjoy your down voting Boys!

a-1537872895 Mar 15, 2018 08:06 AM
Students Plan to Walk Out of Class as Part of National Movement

Many (most?) of the student protest signs reflect a protest about the NRA. But as far as all the available news info shows that none of these shootings has been done by an NRA member. Why are they protesting NRA - is it a scapegoat for the real culprits? I'm confused by that.

Roger Mar 14, 2018 10:14 PM
Students Plan to Walk Out of Class as Part of National Movement

OK Cool I guess we will just see whats what? I'm not in charge I just think everyone should be allowed to voice their opinions without getting Gonged but I have been guilty of that myself and when that happens the blasting we and or I gets deleted.

REX OF SB Mar 14, 2018 09:17 PM
Students Plan to Walk Out of Class as Part of National Movement

Roger, LBRB was known as LRBR on Noozhawk and other sites. The only thing he ever comments on is "racism" against Hispanics, which he pretty much accuses everyone of. He is not a well person. While I like interaction with people whose views I don't share, I will no longer engage this…person…as he's a one-trick pony with nothing at all to talk about but "racism." He is the counterpart to "JoseyPhD." They're at opposite ends of the political spectrum, but are equally as pathetic. I guess it was inevitable that he'd show up here on Edhat at some point. Fortunately, most Edhatters will, I'm sure, see through LRBR/LBRB and his odd agenda and act accordingly.

Flicka Mar 14, 2018 04:03 PM
Students Plan to Walk Out of Class as Part of National Movement

Good for these students getting involved and protesting the affair our country has with guns and the NRA. For one thing, there is absolutely no reason for assault rifles; when he 2nd was written there were "muskets". The 2nd amendment says we have a right to bear guns "for a well armed militia". What in heck do people think our armed (well armed) military forces are?

420722 Mar 14, 2018 01:56 PM
Students Plan to Walk Out of Class as Part of National Movement

When this country decides to not revolve its entire existence around money, politics, guns and religion then we’d be ok but to brutally honest we are screwed as a whole :( These poor kids should not have to be protesting anything because school shootings shouldn’t even be a thing. They should be happily bouncing around on the playground with their friends.

a-1537872895 Mar 14, 2018 05:38 PM
Students Plan to Walk Out of Class as Part of National Movement

I guess it was bound to happen. LRBR is one of the reasons Noozhawk banned reader comments. He is resentful of Caucasians and will stir up racial animosity quicker than you can say PODER. He claims to be a sophisticated World Traveler, yet has the spelling skills of a second grader. He always seems to be on the outside looking in. Best not to pay him any mind. Maybe he'll go away.

a-1537872895 Mar 14, 2018 03:54 PM
Students Plan to Walk Out of Class as Part of National Movement

LBRB - PLEASE do not start up your crud here. What you've been doing with/to Libertarian on the Indy lately is just annoying and sad. PLEASE either keep your calm here or just move on. And no, I'm not Libertarian....

Factotum Mar 14, 2018 11:06 AM
Students Plan to Walk Out of Class as Part of National Movement

These students are getting used for clearly partisan political purposes. Teachers unions donated $200 million to political campaigns while the NRA donated only $20 million. Who is really running the political agenda on gun issues, along with plenty of outside money including George Soros.

Factotum Mar 15, 2018 09:06 AM
Students Plan to Walk Out of Class as Part of National Movement

Rather than name call and cherry-pick facts out of context, everyone is invited to visit the website OpenSecrets to see who are the political-funding heavy hitters. By far, it is various unions, who have direct interests in taking as many of your tax dollars as possible.

CivilEngineer Mar 14, 2018 01:48 PM
Students Plan to Walk Out of Class as Part of National Movement

Factotum, you seem to be a right wing shill. Quick google search shows: "If you add it all up -- candidate and party contributions, independent expenditures, and lobbying -- the NRA has spent $203.2 million on political activities since 1998." They spent $30M getting Trump elected alone. If you think your facts are right, give a reference next time. Mine is politifact dot com.

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