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Students Across Central Florida Participate in National School Walkout


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17 desks, one for each victim, at the Wekiva High memorial. Photo: Danielle Prieur

17 desks, one for each victim, at the Wekiva High memorial. Photo: Danielle Prieur


Dozens of schools across Central Florida participated in this morning’s National School Walkout. Students at Wekiva High School in Apopka, observed a moment of silence while victims’ names were read. Principal Michele Erikson says students needed to continue to enact positive changes in their schools.

“As they said the Baby Boomer generation, my generation might have stood by a little too much, and been politically correct. The Millennials are going to take matters into their own hands and move them forward.”

An Orange County Schools spokesperson says students were given the choice whether or not to participate in today’s events. A march is planned next month in Washington DC.

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Danielle Prieur is a general assignment reporter at WMFE. You can hear her reporting on a daily basis on the station. She also fills-in as a host during the morning and afternoon drive times. Her reporting has been featured on NPR, Marketplace, Here & Now, and Vox. Danielle is originally from Rochester Hills, ... Read Full Bio »

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