SCHNECKSVILLE, Pa. | More than 200 students participated Wednesday in the Lehigh Career & Technical Institute Memorial Walkout. The event is one of several thousand planned across the country to mark the National School Walkout inspired by survivors of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting.
One month ago today, 17 MSD students and staff members were killed when a gunman opened fire at the Florida school. With the support of LCTI staff, students organized Wednesday’s memorial walkout to honor the shooting victims.
Dressed in red, students exited the school at about 9:45 a.m and head to LCTI’s CDL pad where they formed an enormous number 17. Students also displayed large, foam board-mounted photos of the shooting victims. At 10 a.m., they observed a 17-minute period of silence for the victims.
A Neffs Voluntary Fire Company firetruck was on hand so LCTI staff could take aerial photos and videos of the event from the vehicle’s bucket. A Lehigh County Emergency Management drone also recorded the event. In addition to wearing red for Wednesday’s memorial walkout, LCTI students and staff were encouraged to make a $1 donation to Parkland High School’s fundraiser for MSD High School.
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