One Month After Parkland, Students Participate in National Walkout Day

FAU students photographed above during a walkout. (Photo courtesy Florida Atlantic University)

It’s been one month since 17 people were killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, and since then the community has come together with blood drives, fundraisers, town halls, and calls to elected officials for change.

Students have lead the charge in advocacy, calling for change in different arenas to ensure that another Parkland does not happen again. In honor of the one-month anniversary, young people across the country organized National Walkout Day events to honor those who were killed and take a stand against gun violence.

Here are moments from walkouts in our community:





At Cooper City High School, 17 doves were released in the middle of a circle of desks and podiums to represent the students and teachers killed.


College students, including those at Florida Atlantic University, Lynn University, Nova Southeastern University and Broward College, also participated.



Others outside of schools also participated in the walkout. Employees at Citrix, a software company based in Fort Lauderdale, walked out of work for 17 minutes.