Students from across Texas planned to walk out of their classrooms at 10 a.m. for 17 minutes, symbolically honoring the 17 lives that were lost in last month’s shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.
The shooting caused an eruption of conversation surrounding gun violence among middle and high school students around the country, and they quickly turned their emotions into activism. Although many Texas students are on spring break, students in the Houston, Dallas and San Antonio areas planned to participate in the walkouts this morning.
We’ll follow how the protests play out around Texas and the nation and post regular updates below.
Source: Texas Tribune Blue News