JCHS student council president Blaich Blanton reads a portion of the program during the walkout on Wednesday at the school. JCHS principal Tom Black looks on.—Staff Photo by Sharon Hamilton
Jennings County High School students walked the hallways in remembrance of the students who have died while attending school and participated in 17 minutes of remembrance for the 17 students who died at Marjory StonemanDouglas High School in Parkland, Fla. on Feb. 14.
"These tragic events especially the most recent one have encouraged more focus on safety in schools throughout the country," read Allie Clark, one of the student organizers. " We, the students of JCHS, have chosen to take our safety into our own hands to help ensure that our students never have to experience such a tragedy."
Students exited their classroom and somberly walked the hallways in remembrance of the students and in the hopes of creating an environment where safety is the top priority.