National Walkout Day March 14 at 10am - page 3

Just a reminder to those who have high schools. Tomorrow is National Walkout Day for high schools to protest gun violence. I am all for students voicing their opinions on such a strong issue. What... Read More

  1. by   MrNurse(x2)
    Quote from Cas1in72
    The principal wouldnt allow the kids to stop and get their coats. So as you can imagine, I have had kids coming in complaining of their hands and face "burning" UGH!
    Suck it up buttercups, you think the protesters in the '60's stopped at the nurse to complain?
  2. by   LibraSunCNM
    Quote from Farawyn
    Then they turn 18 and vote out any politician in bed with the NRA.
    Seriously! How can you say that peaceful protests accomplish nothing and then also complain that nothing will ever change?
  3. by   peacockblue
    We had about 40 walk out. (School of 750) I had a couple ask me later why they walked out since they just wanted to be out of class and really had no idea what was going on but I think it was important to some and it really wasn't very disruptive.
  4. by   ElvishDNP
    Quote from MrNurse(x2)
    Suck it up buttercups, you think the protesters in the '60's stopped at the nurse to complain?
    They're kids. They're doing a hell of a lot more meaningful stuff than I did at 13. They don't hold a lot of political power, so they're doing the best they can with what they have. I'll cut them some slack for stopping off at the school nurse. They're still kids.
    My 13yo came home upset that about half the walker-outers acted stupid during the walkout at his school and just used as an excuse to get out of class. And he talked about the cold, but he said that people in Michigan were doing it (we're in the South), so if Michigan can deal with it so could he.
  5. by   CapeCodMermaid
    The walk out was originally started to honor the 17 students killed in Florida. They would be better standing up for kids who are bullied or who have no friends.
    We had a blizzard yesterday so all the schools around here were closed
  6. by   momofm1998
    I remember when I was their age and a bit older how vehement I was about my "rights"& beliefs", so I hesitate to cast a negative view point. I just know how drastically I have changed as I grew into adulthood. My beliefs have changed, my thoughts have changed and I look back at how completely asinine I was.
    I was right and they were wrong period! I do believe their passion could use some adjustments and be very helpful. Where are the protests against hot car deaths of sweet babies, texting while driving, the lack of reasonably priced mental health resources, high prescription costs????? These issues could be seriously addressed and laws, policies, regulations changed with their voices and enthusiasm.
    Guns don't kill, mentally ill people and evil people kill. I absolutely support the banning of assault weapons though. One can get instructions to build a bomb on You Tube and buy the materials on Amazon. A knife wielding student attacked and injured 22 students in 2014. I see the Fl. school had not taken part in active shooter training as so many have done. The officials had been warned about that student. They need to take some responsibility.
  7. by   momofm1998
    Amen sister!!!
  8. by   momofm1998
    Amen Becky and Mr nurse!!! I so agree with you...Adults have let those kids down!
  9. by   ElvishDNP
    Quote from CapeCodMermaid
    The walk out was originally started to honor the 17 students killed in Florida. They would be better standing up for kids who are bullied or who have no friends.
    We had a blizzard yesterday so all the schools around here were closed
    Two completely different discussions.
    Yes, kids should be kind to those in their midst who might be lonely.

    But that's not going to help with the issue of legislators in bed with the NRA and refuse to do ANYthing to help them be safer in school.
  10. by   nehneh14
    My child's school participated. They've had a run up to today with many discussions about rights, gun violence, school shootings and political action/protest. Those who wanted to participate made signs (or not) and stood in front of their school behind a wrought iron fence which fronts a busy roadway. The teachers stood in a line behind the students, wanting the students to be the focal point and to give them ownership of their protest. My son said they got lots of waves, headlight flashes and beeps in solidarity from the motorists. It's so sad that such tragedy was necessary in order to spur an acceptance of student participation and push for change, but what a wonderful learning opportunity it has been for students across the nation.
  11. by   NRSKarenRN
    Philadelphia area schools mostly supported the event. Like what Garnett Valley HS did to support Parkland students:
    From WPVI TV-
    Local students take part in National Walkout Day

    ...Garnet Valley Schools in Glen Mills, Delaware County planned to take the day of action a step further, by recognizing the 232 lives lost in the school shootings since the Columbine massacre.

    "Bookbags were donated. Students will have an opportunity to lay flowers on those book bags, they'll be wearing white voluntarily to represent life," said Marc Bertrando, Superintendent of Garnet Valley....
  12. by   Leader25
    Why dont they protest rape, violent rap songs, violent video games,teen pregnancy and violence on the elderly, where were the protests after 911?
    Actually I think , first they should pull up their pants.
  13. by   ElvishDNP
    Quote from Leader25
    Why dont they protest rape, violent rap songs, violent video games,teen pregnancy and violence on the elderly, where were the protests after 911?
    Actually I think , first they should pull up their pants.
    A lot of people don't know this, but it's possible to care about more than one thing.

    Your post reeks of, "I can't logically refute their actions, so I'll deflect to other stuff and attack their appearance."

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