Paul W. Smith: Walk outs help us remember

Mar 12, 2018 by

“Outta’ my Mind on a Monday Moanin’”

In two days high school students, who’ve done a good job in not letting us forget senseless and unacceptable school violence, will further their cause with a 17-minute “walkout” of their classrooms nationwide, maybe worldwide. Seventeen minutes, representing the 17 shooting deaths at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. This Wednesday is the one-month anniversary of that massacre. Look for more walkouts next month on April 20, the seemingly impossible 19th anniversary of the shooting deaths of 13 people at Columbine High School in Colorado. Social media has spurred other “mini” walkouts before and after the “big ones.”

Who can blame these kids for being upset? We all should be. Imagine: from the time they were in preschool until now, we adults have not yet figured out a way to protect them in school (nor people at outdoor concerts) in all these years.

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