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Student courage and fear

At Mead High School, students were given the opportunity to walk out of school for the Parkland shooting. Seeing all of the people waiting outside for the walkout was absolutely amazing.

With the tragedy of Parkland, to see so many people standing up for what is so wrong is what I wish more people would do. When the catastrophe first happened, it broke my heart, but when everybody showed up outside of the school with the intentions of making a difference instead of wanting to just skip a class, it helped to fill in some of those gaps.

The one idea that people kept discussing, though, was what happens if while we are walking out, we get shot too? Hearing the fear that some of my peers had showed how messed-up things have started to get.

Hearing about a shooting at a high school every month should not be a new normal event. Why it happens, I could never tell you, but I can tell you all of the people who wish this would stop. Just look at the other students at Mead High School who are willing to stand up and walk out for what is good.

Jordynn Hutchinson

Spokane


 

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