Hundreds of Mount Si High School students walkout, march for increased school safety, less gun violence

On Wednesday, March 14, 2018 an estimated 200-250 Mount Si High School students participated in a student-led walkout in support of increased school safety and less gun violence.

The Mount Si walkout joined thousands of other high schools across the country where students attempted to bring attention to their desire for change to end school shootings – and to honor the 17 students killed in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland Florida one month ago.

The Mount Si walkout started in the school’s gravel parking lot where 18-year olds could register to vote, students could sign a poster sent on to legislators and also text message legislators.

Student Emily Crose addressed the crowd and the students, with the help of Snoqualmie PD, marched around the school’s campus. Students reported that some residents in the area came out of their homes in support.

The walkout lasted about 45 minutes. All district attendance policies applied for those who participated.

Snoqualmie Valley resident Wendy Worsley commented on social media, “The Snoqualmie Police and Mount Si staff were there to support and ensure the safety of the students. The kids made signs and chanted respectfully. At the end of their march around the perimeter of the school they gathered to listen to a couple speakers, get registered to vote if applicable, and add their signatures to a sign being sent to state government. It was well-planned, well-implemented, and I am proud of them.”

Twin Falls and Chief Kanim Middle Schools also had peaceful school safety walkouts that were attended by many students.

See video of Emily’s speech below:

MSHS school safety walkout, 3/14/18. PC: Jenny McCall


MSHS school safety walkout, 3/14/18. PC: Jenny McCall


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