Students formed a heart on the football field at Rockledge high School during the March 14 National School Walkout. Friday Rockledge students walked out of class to show support for the Second Amendment.
(Rockledge High School)
A group of students at a Central Florida high school walked out of class Friday as part of a protest in support of the Second Amendment.
A number of the students who participated in the walkout at Rockledge high School told WFTV that when the movement to honor the victims and survivors of the shooting in a Park, was the political, she felt silenced.
“I am pro-Second Amendment,” Rockledge junior and protest organizer Anna Delaney told the station. “I would not mind deeper background checks, of course, but the Second Amendment will not be infringed.”
A lot of Rockledge students walked out of class March 14, as part of the National School Walkout that was held in support of the Park school shooting victims and to protest against armed violence and the call for new gun control measures. They stood on the football field and formed a big heart.
Approximately 75 students participated in the Friday walkout in Rockledge, Florida Today reported. The protest lasted 20 minutes.
They walked to the schools to follow the wearing of the American flag and signs that said: “guns don’t kill people, people kill people” and “I am in favour of the right to bear arms,” the paper reported. Some wore Trump “Make America Great Again” hats and camouflage clothing.
“We were built on certain rights, and that was one of the original rights, that we have the right to bear arms,” second, Chloe Deaton told the group. She helped Delaney to organize the walkout.
Zachary Schneider, a junior, was quoted by the paper, and said: ‘It is all over the news is now that all students hate and guns. I wanted to show that not all students feel that way.”
Rockledge principal Vickie Hickey said the school dealt with in the Second Amendment walkout exactly as it treated the walkout that took place two weeks ago, the paper reported.
She said that both events were entirely student-driven.