On Columbine Anniversary, a Walkout, a Shooting - Page 2
1 injured in Florida as students nationwide protest gun violence
Posted Apr 20, 2018 11:20 AM CDT
- The goals: Unlike school walkouts earlier this year, this one is to last a full day, per the New York Times. One common theme: 13 seconds of silence to honor the 13 killed at Columbine. The walkout's stated aims are to "hold elected officials accountable," to advocate "solutions to gun violence," and to promote political engagement.
- Celebrity help: The Washington Post reports Robert DeNiro has penned a letter for students who need help getting out of class. "By bringing awareness of the tragic consequences of gun violence, and influencing our leaders to pass sensible gun laws, our communities and schools will become safer," it reads.
- Teacher remembers: At NPR, longtime Columbine teacher Paula Reed discusses the 1999 massacre, as well as this year's school shooting in Parkland. "I came completely freakin' unhinged," she says of the Florida rampage. "It was too close to ours."
- 'Enough': Meanwhile, the editorial board of the San Diego Union-Tribune has arranged the names of people killed on school campuses in the US in the last 20 years to spell "Enough." "Please take the time to read these 223 names. Be sad. Be outraged," it says.
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