Letters to the Editor

Letter: Why walking out made sense

To the Editor:

My 15-year-old granddaughter, Mara, walked out of school March 14. It was during her study hall. She texted her mother that she was happy she did it. Her mother asked why and this was her response:

“To see how these events are affecting other people and see what we can do to make these situations disappear for good because 17 people being murdered in seven minutes should never happen, especially in a school. I shouldn’t be scared to go to school where I am supposed to learn and grow as a person.

“The whole thing was very eye-opening on how some people are so ignorant and so oblivious to what’s happening. The whole walkout opened my eyes a lot more than seeing things like this on the news because I was able to see how people are wanting to make a difference.”

Gail Frank

Lakewood

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