THS Students Chant “Books not Bullets” During Walk-Out

Books Not Bullets


Senior Jordan Jacobson Leads THS Walkout

Alyssa Langton, Reporter in Chief

Turner High School students left class to protest gun violence in the country on April 12, 2023. There was a nationwide walkout against gun violence in the US on Wednesday, April 5th, 2023. There was a mass shooting on March 28, 2023, at a private Christian school in Tennessee. 6 were killed, including three students. This brought a lot of attention to the world and students expressed that they are tired of the gun violence in America and need change. Last year in 2022, there had been 647 mass shootings in the United States. There were 51 school shootings in 2022. So far in 2023 there has been 146 of mass shootings. This means there has been more mass shootings than days in 2023.

One student that reached out to administrators and helped organize the walk out is senior Jordan Jacobson. When asked why she chose to walk-out she stated, “Because I should have the right to feel safe at school.” Jacobson also said “The government should have tighter gun restrictions to keep people safe. Students can become educated by looking at reliable sources online and have those difficult conversations with loved ones.” Jacobson gave a speech following the walk-out, and the students present cheered her on and showed their disgust with gun violence.

Hundreds of Turner Students marched outside to protest. One student being Freshman, Anthony Carrillo. “There’s a lot of violence in schools and it’s not right. I want to make sure I have a safe community for my family and peers.”

Both parents and students shouldn’t be concerned about sending/attending their school. Stricter gun laws would make it possible for parents and students to feel safe at school.

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