"I'm honoring the seventeen lives to participate in the moment of silence and how we should never go to school worrying [that] some tragedy may happen," said senior Allyssa Scott.
"It's a scary idea to think that someone can walk into school and start shooting while we have no protection," said senior Stacy Nugent. "It's a problem."
Organizers of the walkout passed out flyers encouraging students to contact their representatives regarding this issue. "We need to have our voices heard," said senior Andrew Kanwit. "No matter if you're for strengthening the Second Amendment or taking away guns... we all want our voices to be heard. The best way for our voices to be heard is to register to vote."