Wednesday, March 14, 2018
At 10 AM students in schools across the country walked out of their classes to honor a 17-minute vigil for the fallen students at Douglas Stoneman High School.
While some schools expressly forbid their students from taking part in the action, New York City students were encouraged by the Governor and the Mayor. Students at the High School of Public Service and Leadership in lower Manhattan gathered at Zuccotti Park, the former home of Occupy Wall St, to host a "die-in." They were joined in the park by Governor Andrew Cuomo, along with American Federation of Teachers (AFT) President Randi Weingarten and United Federation of Teachers (UFT) President Mike Mulgrew. In St. Paul Minnesota, nearly half of the students at Harding High School marched out into the snow to demand an answer from local elected officials about what they will do to ensure something like this doesn't happen at their school.