What to Know About the Student-Led Anti-Gun Protests After the Florida School Shooting

The shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida last week left 17 students and staff dead — and replaced the 1999 Columbine High School massacre as the deadliest high school shooting in America. Many of the survivors, thousand of teenagers who used social media to document to horror, aren’t waiting for the adults to make changes to prevent the next school shooting.

They’re taking matters into their own hands and advocating for stricter gun control laws and more mental health resources for treating troubled peers.

Following the shooting, Marjory Stoneman Douglas students, including Emma Gonzalez, have been vocal on social media and in traditional media to call for action with their refrain “never again.”

At the end of last week, calls to action — from walkouts to marches on Washington — spread on social media.

Here’s a guide to the upcoming events:

March 14, 2018: National School Walkout

The Women’s March’s Youth EMPOWER group is planning a national school walkout on March 14, 2018, according to the group’s website. At 10 a.m. in every time zone, organizers are encouraging…


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