School Walkouts

West Lafayette Students Join National School Walkout

Apr 20, 2018
Emilie Syberg / WBAA

Members of the group Moms Demand Action For Gun Sense in America, a national gun control advocacy group, convened on the sidewalk outside the school to write words of support up and down Grant Street in colorful sidewalk chalk. Messages included, “Thank you for speaking up”, and “Your parents are so proud.”

Students across the nation and state walked out of school Friday as part of a national movement protesting gun violence in schools, but efforts will likely need to shift to keep up the momentum.

Hundreds of students in the state participated in the latest nationally-organized walkout, but some chose not to this time around, in part due to ISTEP testing.

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Instead of 17 minutes, students at Washington High School stood outside in 29 degree weather for 20 minutes. Senior Lauraine Davidson, who helped organize the walkout, led students with chants of, “No more silence, stop the violence.”


Students Stage Walkout Across Indiana

Mar 14, 2018

Students across Indiana joined a national walkout movement to protest federal inaction on preventing school shootings. They left classes at 10 a.m., for 17 minutes in recognition of the 17 students and faculty members who died in the Parkland, Florida, shooting.

The day of action also marks the final day of the 2018 legislative session.

Bethany Christian Students join nationwide walkout

Mar 14, 2018
about 300 students gather in a circle listening to one talk
Jennifer Weingart


Students across the country staged walkouts Wednesday including most of the students at Bethany Christian Schools in Goshen.

The walkout is in remembrance of the 17 victims of the Parkland school shooting in Florida a month ago, and to protest for gun law reform and safer schools.

Schools Preparing For Walkouts on Wednesday

Mar 13, 2018
News Archive Photo / WTIU/WFIU

Several Indiana schools are planning programs Wednesday rather than letting students walk out of school during a nationwide gun violence protest.

The National School Walkout marks the one-month anniversary of the Parkland, Florida shooting. Students across the country are planning to walk out of school in protest at 10 Wednesday morning. But some Indiana school districts say they don’t want kids leaving because of safety concerns.

Schools, Officials Prepare For Student Protests

Mar 9, 2018

School violence in Florida last month has sparked a wildfire of activism around school safety, and school administrators across the state are working to prepare for student protests planned this month and next.

On March 14, students across the country will join a nationwide school walkout, scheduled for a total of 17 minutes. Each of those minutes represents a victim of the shooting in Parkland, Florida, last month.