MORRISTOWN, NJ - Students from Morristown High School participated in a protest Friday Morning which was one of many school walkouts planned nationwide. The walkout was planned on Friday April 20 to mark the anniversary of the 1999 Columbine High School school shooting.
David Hogg, a Parkland survivor, tweeted that Friday April 20 was National Walk Out Day and encouraged young people to advocate against gun violence. According to the #NationalSchoolWalkout website, the protests were in response to the failure to pass laws to protect students from gun violence. Since the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland Florida, students are standing up, walking out and taking matters into their own hands.
Here at Morristown High School, students exited the building at 10am and walked in solidarity around the football field, on the school track. Morristown Police Officers and school officials were on hand to ensure the safety of all students.
"I worked with a student organizer to ensure student safety", said MHS Principal Mark Manning of today's 15 minute protest. "Students were incredibly well-behaved during the 15 minute march around the school. I am very proud of each and every one of them".
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