Thousands Of Students Walk Out Of Class To Support 2nd Amendment

Thousands of students across the nation walked out of class on Wednesday in support of the Second Amendment.

Overland Park, KS - More than 100 students at Blue Valley Southwest and thousands more across the nation walked out of class Wednesday in support of the Second Amendment.

The nationwide walkout started at 10 a.m. on May 2, WDAF reported.

The walkout, which lasted for 16 minutes, was intended to counter the message sent by students advocating gun control during the previous walkout.

The national event, called "Stand for the Second," was started by a New Mexico high school student named Will Riley, the Tallahassee Democrat reported.

"I'm watching the news and I see they're saying, 'Well we have to do something about this. We have to enact some sort of gun control legislation because this is what the kids are asking for.' And I'm thinking, 'I'm not asking for that,'" Riley told USA Today. "I look at my friends and I think 'They're not asking for that.'”

For the most part, school administrators seemed to acknowledge that students who disagreed with the pro-gun control message of the first walkout needed an opportunity to have their voices heard.

"If there are students that are planning to participate, they should work with the administration to make sure there aren’t disruptions to their campus," Spokesman Chris Petley, who represented the schools in Leon County, Florida, told the Tallahassee Democrat.

Eighteen-year-old Zachary Bell was leading the Stand for the Second walkout at Grand Ledge High School in Michigan.

"It is a vital part of our Bill of Rights," Bell told USA Today. "I believe it's important. Without it we wouldn't be the country that we are today."

Grand Ledge Public Schools Superintendent Brian Metcalf said his school district’s officials support Bell’s walkout the same way they had supported the students who participated in the March walkout, according to USA Today.

"Students have a First Amendment right to express their views," Metcalf said Tuesday. "We want them to develop their own voice. I think you've got to give them some leeway for expressing those thoughts."

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BobIn704
BobIn704

KUDOS to all the brave young people! You did your parents PROUD! I am making all you an honorary members of our gun club in NC, Carolina Gun Club! SO PROUD!!

bmoss
bmoss

I am so glad to see this generation of young people understanding their rights and not allowed to be brainwashed into giving up their right to bear arms, to be free. <3

Marxest
Marxest

Glad they understand their rights. Good to see. But I hope they also understand the responsibilities that come along with owning firearms and the consequences of misuse of said firearms.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

Good to see activism, but where are the comments about parents should be sent to jail for allowing their kids to skip school? That was the prevailing comment on the last batch that walked out.

What was that? This is different because you agree with this protest? Oh, okay.

Resa
Resa

AWESOME to see these taking STAND FOR THEIR RIGHTS!!!