Ferris High School students walk out of class to protest gun violence

SPOKANE, Wash. — Ferris High School students walked out of class Thursday to protest gun violence in America and honor the victims of the Robb Elementary shooting in Texas.

Ellie Bailey, a junior, said they are protesting for every victim of gun violence, school shootings and all mass shootings.

“So many people are dying daily due to guns,” she said.

Junior Jaylen Williams said there were some people who didn’t want to participate, thinking that they’re trying to take guns away, but said that was not their intention.

“We’re trying to tell people that we’re tired of other people dying. We’re tired of children and teachers dying at school because 18-year-olds are being allowed to buy guns,” Williams said. “I don’t want to get a phone call with my mom at school telling me that my brother died at school because somebody came in and was mad and wanted to kill people.

Students said they want to participate in more protests when they happen, to share their voices against gun control.