It’s been exactly one month since the deadly shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School — and some are choosing a somber way to pay tribute to the 17 people killed in the Parkland massacre.

Thousands of students and teachers are planning to walk out of their classrooms on Wednesday, March 14 as part of the the #Enough! National School Walkout to raise awareness about issues of school safety and the impact of gun violence. The nationwide march, organized by Women’s March Youth Empower, will happen at 10 a.m. and last 17 minutes.

Some schools have indicated students and teachers should not walkout or they will be disciplined.

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine: White Coats Against Gun Violence

How young is too young to protest gun violence? Wednesday morning, the students in Craig Sampsell’s fifth-grade class at Case Elementary School in Akron, Ohio, will pick up posters they drew and walk out of their classrooms, joining many thousands of other students in a nationwide protest against gun violence after the killing of 17 people in a Florida high school last month.

Many schools in the local area (Knox County, Blount County, Loudon County, Alcoa, Maryville, and Oak Ridge) are on spring break, thus no school to walkout from.

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A teacher who also serves as

A teacher who also serves as a reserve police officer accidentally fired a gun inside a Seaside High School classroom Tuesday [while teaching a course about gun safety], police said, and three students were injured.

Alexander was pointing his gun at the ceiling when it fired. Pieces of the ceiling fell to the ground.

A news release from the Seaside Police Department said no one suffered "serious injuries." One 17-year-old boy suffered moderate injuries when fragments from the bullet ricocheted off the ceiling and lodged into his neck, the student's father, Fermin Gonzales, told KSBW.
no one at the school checked to make sure that all of the students were uninjured,

Accidentally?!?! How about negligently?

H/T Southern Beale

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7000 pairs of shoes, one for


7000 pairs of shoes, one for every child killed by gun violence since the Sandy Hook school shooting, were placed on the Capitol lawn by Avaaz, a U.S.-based civic organization, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 13, 2018.


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