March 14th, 2018
HORNELL, NY – Hornell High School students emptied their classrooms at 10 a.m. today and either went outside the building or in the Auditorium to honor the lives of those killed at Stoneman Douglas High School on February 14th, 2018.
The event last 17 minutes, one minute for every life lost during the shooting. Although Superintendent Jeremy Palotti did not want any media on school grounds for the event, WLEA was able to capture a photo from across the road.
The nationwide protest is both a memorial and protest action. Students and teachers across the United States walked out of their schools and universities to honor the lives of the 17 people killed at Stoneman Douglas High School and press lawmakers to pass stricter gun control laws, according to EMPOWER, the group organizing the action.