LOCAL STUDENTS TAKE PART IN WALKOUT FOR GUN VIOLENCE AWARENESS

first_imgAudio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/WALKOUTSSC2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC…….really tragic happened. :09South Sioux City School Superintendent Todd Strom says students were also allowed to walk outside the building and sit for 17 minutes or stay in class and discuss the issue with their teacher and classmates:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/WALKOUTSSC3.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC………..great conversations. :21Strom and High School Principal Odell Santos were both proud of the leadership shown by the students in organizing their fellow classmates:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/WALKOUTSSC4.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC………..excited for them. ;14Sergeant Bluff and Le Mars High Schools and Sioux City High Schools and Middle Schools also had students participate in the national walkout. Students at several Siouxland area schools joined others around the country Wednesday in staging walkouts to protest gun violence.The nationwide walkouts are the biggest demonstration of student activism that has emerged following the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on February 14th in Parkland, Florida.South Sioux City High School gave students different options to participate.Sophomore Julissa Cancino serves on the schools’s student council, and helped organize a memorial tribute and balloon release to the 17 people who died in the Florida shootings:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/WALKOUTSSC.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC……… our student body. :15Sophomore Emilia Perez also helped put the event together, which included a brief reading about the life of each of the 17 victims:last_img read more