Today is national school walkout day, as countless socially conscious high school and college students walk out of classes in a concerted effort to protest gun violence, and demand gun control.
The student movement was catalyzed by the tragic events at a Florida high school one month ago, in which an 18-year-old gunman killed 17 students with an AR-15 assault rifle that he bought legally.
In recognition the students participated in 17-minute-long protests, with each minute representing a victim, intended to pressure congress and state legislatures to enact tougher gun control laws to combat the rash of school shootings that have plagued the nation.
The management team of Face Activities supports these students and approves of their aims.
Photo: Phil Roeder from Des Moines, IA, USA • CC BY 2.0