‘End gun violence’: Lewis and Clark High School students walk out in unity to support Uvalde shooting victims

SPOKANE, Wash. – Students at Lewis and Clark High School walked out in response to the Uvalde, Texas shooting where a gunman killed 19 children and two teachers.

“End gun violence,” Lewis and Clark High school students chanted behind the school Thursday morning. “Thoughts and prayers are not enough.”

Will Merritt, the Associative Student Body President, said students are grieving the tragedy at Robb Elementary School. He said they also wanted to create change, a space to process their grief and protest gun violence, so that’s why they walked out.

Following some speeches, students held a 21-minute moment of silence for the 21 lives lost.

A Lewis and Clark High School parent said students organized the protest all on their own.

These students join many others across the nation where kids are walking out in solidarity with the shooting victims.

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