This morning at 10, students across the country walked out of class. They honored the 17 slain students and teachers of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, and demanded sensible gun legislation.
At Staples High School, well over 1,000 teenagers poured into the fieldhouse. Working with administrators and police, student leaders planned — and pulled off — a powerful program.
Superintendent of schools Colleen Palmer praised the high schoolers for their organization, passion and sincerity.
Nationwide, educators working with younger students grappled with how to handle the day in an age-appropriate manner.
Bedford and Coleytown Middle Schools held their own assemblies.
Children at Green’s Farms Nursery School are young enough to be shielded from the horrors of school murders.
But they honored the Marjory Stoneman Douglas students at the same time — 10 a.m. — with a “friendship assembly.”
They observed a moment of silence, sang a friendship song and read a special story.
Then they created a friendship mural, to send to the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.