A small 17 minute walkout and a public school administers corporal punishment
By annieli - Wednesday Mar 14, 2018
Jerusalem Greer @JerusalemGreer My kid and two other students walked out of their rural, very conservative, public school for 17 minutes today. They were given two punishment options. They chose corporal punishment. This generation is not playing around. #walkout 2:06 PM - Mar 14, 2018Sarah Thomas @Sarahhasstories Replying to @JerusalemGreer @PattyArquette I'm shocked that you can't forbid it, as their parent. In Alabama, in the 1980s, my mom could and did.Jerusalem Greer @JerusalemGreer We could have, but it was his choice and we supported him. He wanted to take a stand. 6:38 PM - Mar 14, 2018
‘They’re not gonna knock us down.’ Thousands join Stoneman Douglas students in walkout. BY KYRA GURNEY, MARTIN VASSOLO AND DAVID SMILEY Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/education/article204984979.html “Adults will tell us we’re too young to understand and that our voices won’t make a difference, but today at this walkout, we’re here to prove them wrong," said Camille Garcia-Mendoza, a senior who marched out of Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart in Coconut Grove. “Every phone call to our local representatives, every email to your senator, every voter registration drive and every sign held up in protest is weakening the gun lobby and bringing us one step closer to change."
“They’re not gonna knock us down," the chorus went. “We’ll get back up again." And then, mixed with students from a nearby middle school, they walked to Pine Trails Park down the street, where they promised to keep the pressure on America’s politicians to change the nation’s gun laws and prevent another shooting like the one at their school that rocked the country exactly one month earlier.:long: