BOSTON (CBS) – Some local students spent Friday taking part in a national school walkout to protest gun violence.
At the Brimmer and May School in Chestnut Hill, students stood outside in silence for 19 minutes to recognize the Columbine shooting and all of the school shootings that have followed. Students at the Commonwealth School in Boston also gathered to protest gun violence.READ MORE: Coronavirus In Massachusetts: Today's Developments
The survivors of the deadly shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida are the powerful force behind this student-led movement, encouraging young people to hold elected officials accountable and promote solutions to gun violence.
“It’s not right that these kids are losing their lives to violence. We are here to be educated and to expand our knowledge,” said Brimmer and May School student Steven Ramsden. “We need a change because for this to continue to happen, it’s just not right.”READ MORE: Winthrop Woman Found Dead On Camelback Mountain In Arizona
Students all across the area joined in the nationwide walkout today, joining together and hoping to make a difference.
“It’s absolutely invigorating to know that as youth our voices are being heard, our values are being shared and that we as young people can make change,” said student Chloe Berlin.MORE NEWS: Laundry Detergent Spills On I-495 After Rollover Crash In Wrentham, Causes Significant Delays
Another similar event is planned for May 19.