By Shantelle Flavien
Today students across the U.S. walk out once again making the calls for gun safety today, Friday April 20th, the 19th anniversary of the tragedy of Columbine, a school shooting at Columbine High school resulting in the loss of 13 young lives of the 12 students who attended and one teacher in 1999.
Inspired by Emma Gonzalez, the young activist who lead the first walk out, Lane Murdock created a petition on change.org which then created the event that is held in every state including the district of Colombia, with over 2,000 walk outs.
What to expect
According to the New York Times these are what to expect
Students are walking out of classes at 10 a.m. in each time zone to observe a moment of silence for shooting victims. Many students believe that little is being done about gun safety as well as gun legislation.
It is requested that in show of support that students wear the color orange in their attire. After leaving their school building students will observe 13 seconds of silence to honor the 13 victims of the Columbine shooting.
What happens after that depends on the leaders of the schools individual protests.