KC Metro students walk out of school joining nationwide protest

Jim Cunningham
March 14, 2018 - 1:16 pm
Hundreds of students gather outside at Oak Park High School as part of a nationwide walkout on Wednesday

Kansas City, MO - Students across the Metro joined others nationwide for a walkout on Wednesday morning, marking the one-month anniversary of the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida where 17 people died.

About 250 students at Oak Park High in the Northland took part in a peaceful protest of school violence. Sophomore Josephine Biggs says it’s not political, it’s about feeling safe at school.

"I feel unsafe every single day I come into this school, and just thinking about if we're going to get shot up or not.  I believe we have to have more comfort in our nation because this can happen to anybody," Biggs told KMBZ

Most of the students who participated in the 17-minute walkout gathered in a large circle, holding hands, while several students stood on the bleachers to speak to the group.

There were at least a half-dozen walkouts planned at schools across the city.

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