Students at Pasco County High Schools have planned an organized 17 minute walkout to represent the 17 lives lost in the recent Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School one month ago. The school walkout on the one-month anniversary of the shootings is intended to be a symbolic gesture to show lawmakers how important this issue is to students who fear a repeat of the shootings at their own schools.
Students at high schools in all over the Tampa Bay area say they plan to step out of their classrooms for 17 minutes on Wednesday March 14th to send a message to legislators.
The walkout has the approval of local Wesley Chapel and Wiregrass Ranch High School administrators and teachers.In fact, the Pasco County School District has endorsed it for all of the county’s high schools.
According to the schools, they will be modifying the day’s schedule to allow for the walk out.