Ocean Springs students organize walk-out
Tomorrow, thousands of students, teachers, and administrators around the nation will walk out of their classroom to take a stand against violence.
The initiative comes a month after the Parkland, Florida school shooting and will honor the seventeen victims who were killed. Ocean Springs and Pascagoula high schools both plan to take part in the National School Walk Out.
The two students organizing Ocean Springs High School’s walk-out tomorrow say no student should feel unsafe at school and tell News 25 the demonstration is an effort toward change. Ocean Springs Senior Caroline Wiygul said, “We want people to understand that young people are taking this issue personally and that we are going to be voting on this issue and we’re going to be following through with this issue until it’s addressed.”
Ocean Springs Senior Wyatt Miller said, “It seems like every year we have several mass shootings. We hope that our demonstration tomorrow helps to light a fire beneath legislators and let them know that we demand change and demand it soon.”
Ocean Springs High School’s walk-out will take place in the school’s courtyard. Walk-outs will be 17 minutes long, one minute for each person who died in the Stoneman Douglas shooting.