Southwest High School: National School Walkout!

Start: Wednesday, March 14, 201810:00 AM

We are calling our fellow classmates to walkout silently at 10am for 17 minutes. We will be meeting in front of the drama building to provide an opportunity for students to speak on the issues of school safety and honor those who lost their lives at Parkland, Florida. We remind students to remain respectful and orderly. Students who remain on school grounds WILL NOT face consequences from our school administration. You must return to class once the walkout has ended.

Any information about classes being canceled on wednesday or activities being held in the gym is false. Please attend school and then walkout so your voice can be heard.

Text @sohstu to 81010 for further information.

Women’s March Youth EMPOWER is calling for students, teachers, school administrators, parents and allies to take part in a#NationalSchoolWalkout for 17 minutes at 10am across every time zone on March 14, 2018 to protest Congress’ inaction to do more than tweet thoughts and prayers in response to the gun violence plaguing our schools and neighborhoods. We need action. Students and allies are organizing the national school walkout to demand Congress pass legislation to keep us safe from gun violence at our schools, on our streets and in our homes and places of worship.

Students and staff have the right to teach and learn in an environment free from the worry of being gunned down in their classrooms or on their way home from school.

Parents have the right to send their kids to school in the mornings and see them home alive at the end of the day.

We are not safe at school. We are not safe in our cities and towns. Congress must take meaningful action to keep us safe and pass federal gun reform legislation that address the public health crisis of gun violence. We want Congress to pay attention and take note: many of us will vote this November and many others will join in 2020.

Join us in saying #ENOUGH!