BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Bloomfield High School students joined thousands of other students across the state and around the country by walking out of classes as a part of the National School Walk Out.
The student walk out at Bloomfield High School began at 9:45 a.m. Broad Street was blocked with numerous police vehicles and dump trucks from the Bloomfield Department of Public Works.
Once all of the students were outside and standing on Broad Street, a student with a megaphone stood at the top of the stairs and began reading the names of the 17 victims that died at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland Florida exactly one month ago today
Parents and the media were assigned an area directly directly across from the high school in the BOE parking lot to watch the student walk out. Many parents held signs of support for their children who were participating in the walk out. There were about 30 parents present. The parents chose not to speak to the media, but there there instead to show their support in silence
"Watching the student-organized and student-led action was powerful. I was so proud to stand with other community members n support of their efforts. They are so bright and give me so much hope for the future" Bloomfield Councilwoman Dr. Nina Davis
The walk outs took place simultaneously across the country, with students walking out at 10 a.m. in their time zone.