WAYNESVILLE, Missouri- According to a posting that is being circulated online, a group of Waynesville students are planning a walkout on Friday the 20th at 10 a.m. to bring awareness to gun violence in schools.
Below is the copy made available to a Pulaski County news source, apparently by the student group:
“The Waynesville High School students are leading a demonstration in honor of lives lost in school violence, political legislative inactivity, and our ability as a student body to unite together.
This demonstration is not about a singular issue, but rather that our school cares about the safety and health of everyone. This is taking place on April 20, 2018, in honor of the 19th anniversary of the Columbine shooting, the first major school shooting to occur at that time.
Please use our hashtag #WHSforSchoolSafety and upload as many pictures to social media to commemorate this day.
We encourage all students to participate and follow the guidance of our teachers and administration as they stand with us in our goals and beliefs. “
#WHSforSchoolSafety embodies the idea that WHS students are advocates for school safety. On National Walkout Day, the anniversary of the Columbine massacre that began this epidemic. WHS students will stand together, unified, in opposition to the grave violence ravaging schools across America. No student should have to go to school feeling unsafe.”