FRAMINGHAM – Yesterday, March 15, Marian High students led a walkout in solidarity with the students of Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida and all victims of gun violence.
The walkout was held a day later than the national walkout, due to a snow day caused by a Nor’easter.
The walkout was organized by Marian High senior Katie Gore and several other students.
Gore said: “One month following one of the deadliest mass shootings in American history, students across the country helped cement the importance of peaceful demonstrations in American history. Far too often we see these tragic events fade from the news cycle; yet the youth in America have been working to break that trend. At Marian, myself, Claire Hanlon, Maeve Walsh, Rua McGarry, Mikayla Bozyczko, and many other students helped organize a peaceful walkout along with schools across the nation.”
“We felt very passionately about this issue, so we worked for the past three weeks to organize an event that would show how we stand in solidarity with the Parkland students. The event was entirely student-organized to show how the people making the largest impact on this issue are the students. We are thankful so many attended and were respectful throughout the entire event, and even more thankful to those who volunteered to hold posters displaying the victims of the Parkland shooting. The support has been immeasurable, but there is still progress to be made. Our walkout was small, but the effect of the walkouts across the country have been deafening. We are proud to be a part of history,” said Gore.
Photos and report courtesy of Marian High