Douglas students walk out of school to spur action on gun violence

Students of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School partook in a National School Walkout in Parkland, Florida, on Wednesday, in honour of the Douglas school shooting victims, and demanding from Congress regulations on gun violence.

Students from Douglas high walked out of school and marched side by side up to Pine Trails Park.

“We’re going to continue that and we’re going to keep fighting to make change and we’ll fight as long as we need to until every kid is safe to go to school,” said Lewis Mizen, a senior at Douglas who participated in the walkout.

For Chuck Griffith, a former teacher living in South Florida, this is “a jumping off point to continue the fight against gun violence and assault weapons and all manner of violence in this country.”

Gloria Cartigiano, a Boca Raton resident, also stood outside Douglas holding a sign to support the students. Cartigiano’s son was killed last year in an accidental shooting at a friend’s house.