NCHS Students Leave Class to Support Florida Victims

Natrona County High School students peacefully protested to support of the Parkland, Florida school shooting victims on Wednesday.

Natrona County students led a, "walkout" three weeks after 17 people died in a Florida High School.

News 13's Tyler Waggenspack spoke with Natrona County students about their message.

"There's kind of mixed feelings about it."

Nearly a hundred students were out listening to fellow classmates express concern over school safety.

The event was organized entirely by NCHS school students with teachers' and school district officials' approval.

NCHS student Hunter Bullard told News 13, “We don't want to stand out here and argue with anyone. We just want to use our first amendment rights to express solidarity and not anything about gun control."

Another student, Stephen Koch, said “We stand here today as people.
We're not standing here as two different parties. We're not standing here as anything of the sort, debating anything. We're standing here as people is exercising our right and standing in solidarity with the victims of the Parkland, Florida shooting and other mass shootings."

The NCHS walkout took place exactly three weeks after the shooting and just one week before a nationwide walkout."

"We’re to uphold democracy, our freedoms, and our liberty, so it feels, feels very great to have the public support we have."

Students hope this support is heard by leaders of our state and country.
"It’s important for us to show solidarity with these victims and keep them in mind when we're making these policies.”

Despite the walkout lasting half an hour, more demonstrations like these could influence lawmakers to change policies affecting the future of our students.