Montevideo Senior High School Students walked out of the building during TA yesterday (Wednesday) morning in a show of solidarity and support for the victims and survivors of last month's Parkland, Fla., school shooting. Wednesday marked the one month anniversary of the deadly incident.

Montevideo Senior High School Students walked out of the building during TA yesterday (Wednesday) morning in a show of solidarity and support for the victims and survivors of last month’s Parkland, Fla., school shooting. Wednesday marked the one month anniversary of the deadly incident.

The Monte students joined millions of other students from around the country to honor the memory of the 17 lives that were lost, and to bring awareness to America’s gun violence epidemic.

The national youth movement has gained momentum in the week’s since the Parkland shooting, with organizers looking to find ways to end  gun violence and open a national dialogue about common sense gun control.

In an email sent to all Monte high school students, Principal Bruce Bergeson wrote: “The MHS Staff and myself support students expressing their political views in a non-violent, non-destructive fashion.” No students were prevented or detoured from walking out of the building. Students were also expected to make up the 17 minutes after school on Wed.

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