April 20, 2018
10:00 AM Eastern - walkout
Washington Square Park Arch area
New York, NY 10012
We, the 5,682 students of Brooklyn Tech, have had enough. Every few days we hear a new story of gun violence in schools across the United States, and every time nothing changes. Aren't schools the one place we're supposed to feel safe in?
On March 14, we walked out for 17 minutes -- one minute for each innocent human being murdered one month ago in Parkland, FL. We demand that Congress pass comprehensive gun reform. Now is the time to politicize this. Now is when all political parties should support this. We cannot postpone this any longer.
But Congress thinks we'll forget about the issue. We haven't and we won't. On April 20, the 19th anniversary of Columbine, we're walking out and protesting for the remainder of the school day to show Congress that we will NEVER give up.