Lexington-Richland 5 schools participate in National Walkout Day
IRMO, S.C. (WOLO) – Exactly one month after the fatal school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. students around the country took a stand for their own safety.
At 10 a.m. Wednesday morning, students in the Midlands joined this national movement and walked out of class to help raise awareness for gun control.
“It should be a priority that students are safe at school, especially in a public school because we all have to be here. It is important for us to be here to get our education. It is important for us to develop ourselves as students and as people and we should not be doing that in fear,” said Stephen Wise, Student Body President at Dutch Fork High School.
Dutch Fork, one of several Lexington-Richland 5 schools that participated in the walkout, took it one step further than just walking out of class. Instead, student leaders met with District Superintendent, Steven Hefner, to propose a different way to demonstrate.