Students around the country are participating in National Walkout Day today in remembrance of the 17 victims killed in Parkland, Florida, one month ago today.
Students, including many in Acadiana are holding demonstrations, moments of silence for the students and faculty killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Many are also calling for stricter gun laws.
Students at Lafayette High, Acadiana High, SLCC led walkouts this morning. South Side High School held a 10-minute prayer vigil. J.L. Alleman Middle School honored victims of the Florida school shooting with 17 acts of kindness.
About 20 students stood outside of SLCC for today’s demonstration. Some wore t-shirts that said “We Make Change” urging fellow students to contact their legislators about gun law reform.
“We are tired of being targeted,” one student said.