Delaware Public Media

National School Walkout

Sarah Mueller

Hundreds to thousands of students across Delaware poured out of schools Wednesday to protest school shootings and to call for more gun control laws.



Delaware Public Media

Concern over gun violence in schools, elevated in the national consciousness by the killing of 17 students and staff members at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, on Feb. 14, is raising student activism nationwide to levels not seen since protests over civil rights and the war in Vietnam a half-century ago.

The first indication of the breadth and depth of this student-generated movement will come Wednesday, the one-month anniversary of the Florida shootings, with the National School Walkout.

Two Delaware activists who came of age during the turbulent 1960s say they’re impressed with the burst of student activism over the gun violence issue.