What is #NeverAgain?
On March 14, students around the world held a national walkout at 10 a.m. for 17 minutes, one minute for each victim of the Parkland shooting. Those marching were advocating for stricter gun-control laws and more mental health resources for treating troubled peers.
Although students at Stacey weren’t allowed to walk-out, they still were allowed to show their respect and support towards the #NeverAgain movement.
Since the Westminster School District didn’t allow the walkout, at Stacey Middle School, leadership students came up with a better plan.
Students were encouraged to wear the color orange, which is symbolic of strength and endurance. A poster was set up with the title, #NeverAgain, that students signed the poster to show support for the movement.
Daphne Coito, an eighth grader here at Stacey, said, “I, at first, was sort of upset that we couldn’t walk out, but I understood. We would be missing class and would ‘technically’ be ditching school. But I was happy to know that Stacey made an effort for us to show our opinions and protest [for] stricter gun laws.”