With the parent-teen relationship, there should be privacy when it comes to their bedroom, journals, bathrooms and things of that nature — unless parents believe they have plans to harm themselves or other people.
The protesters were not only marching to protect themselves now, but in the future as well. Explained Walker, 13, a student at Wesley International Academy: “We’re the kids, we’re the future.”
We asked attendees in the estimated crowd of 30,000 some gut-wrenching questions about why guns should or shouldn’t be sold and how to get legislative response to school gun violence.
Why are we relying on 18th-century laws to regulate 21st-century weapons?
On March 14, Metro Atlanta students as well as students all over America spoke out and protested against gun violence in schools on National Walkout Day. VOX ATL was there to capture their voices.
VOX ATL contributor and North Atlanta High School senior Roya Register participated in her school’s protest during National Walkout Day. She also spoke during the demonstration. She is sharing her speech exclusively with VOX ATL.
Teens from around metro Atlanta are sending their photos and videos to VOX to speak out about today’s National School Walkout. This video is just a small sample.
There is no day but today. We need to stop cursing past gun restrictions that could have prevented this tragedy. We need to act today. We need to speak out against the sale of automatic rifles today. We need to make our schools safe again today.
As school shootings continue to happen in America, many people are debating if teachers should be armed and trained to protect students during an emergency. A group of teens at VOX ATL spoke out about this issue and how it can affect them.
The students are anticipating this protest because to them, it will raise awareness about gun violence in America. With over 15 percent of the school attending, they intend to come in big numbers with a bigger voice.