Students in Tulsa will join others across the nation in a walkout to protest gun violence. These walkouts are taking place all over the Tulsa school district and nation this morning and believe it or not, these walkouts are being led and organized by the students themselves. The National School Walkout is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. on the east coast and 10 a.m. here in Oklahoma. You can expect to see schools such as Nathan Hale High School, Broken Arrow High School, Carver Middle School and Union Public Schools all walking out in support of putting an end to the fear that must be present of the young students of today.
The student will be walking out of class and for the period of seventeen (17) minutes, one minute for each of the students that were shot and killed in Parkland Florida last month. Students at Stoneman Douglas High are leading the walkout and those students are asking lawmakers for tougher gun laws. “I wanted people to know that Stoneman Douglas will be the last school that this happens to,” said Stoneman Douglas High School student Julia Brighton “We wanted to make a change, we want to be the generation that changes everything.”
Sources: News Channel 6 Tulsa: http://www.newson6.com/story/37722540/oklahoma-schools-join-walkout-against-school-violence