To Walk or Not to Walk


Deqlyn Buttrey, Writer

March 14 may just sound like a normal day, but this time around, it was much more than that. This was the the one month anniversary of the Stoneman Douglass High School shooting. The students across the nation has participated in a walkout against the violence. Considering how controversial this has been across the nation, the student council, here at Heritage, decided an assembly would be more fitting.

Lucas Gibson is a sophomore that holds a crucial role in the student council. Putting his thoughts in the matter, he said, “Ms. Steen came to the Student Council and encouraged us to come up with an idea that is safe and can get lots of students involved with his issue. I personally don’t believe this is the most effective way to protest gun violence in schools but it’s better than nothing.” With myself being at the assembly, it was very touching, but it wasn’t effective as it was hard for many students to sit quiet for 17 minutes of silence. However, walkouts are also controversial over the nation, so this was a good alternative. He said, “This isn’t the most effective way, as I mentioned earlier, but it will show solidarity with Parkland and that’s what this should be about.”

These statements by Lucas should be taken into consideration. We cannot undo the actions that happened at the Stoneman Douglass High School, but we can prevent it from happening in the future. Instead of arguing or protesting among matters that may or may not help, we should come together as a nation. This country should use this incident to come together as one unit as we once were many years ago.