Peninsula students taking part Wednesday in national walkout over gun violence

PORT ANGELES — Students at schools across the North Olympic Peninsula are preparing to walk out of their schools Wednesday to protest Congress’ inaction on addressing gun violence at schools.

Students participating in the National School Walkout include those who attend Port Angeles High School, Stevens Middle School, Port Townsend High School, Blue Heron Middle School and Chimacum High School, according to teachers and students at each of the schools.

Eighth-grade students at Crescent School in Joyce had planned to write to their state and federal representatives at the same time.

Students from each of the schools participating in the walkouts have said they plan to walk out of school at 10 a.m. Wednesday.

They will stand in solidarity with thousands of students across the country during the 17-minute walkout — one minute for each person killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., on Feb. 14.

Also on Wednesday is a community panel discussion set at the Port Angeles branch of the North Olympic Library System, 2210 S. Peabody St.

It will feature a panel of police, fire, school and mental health professionals at 6 p.m. in the Carver Room.

March for Our Lives

Some Port Angeles High School students have said they plan to attend the March 24 March for Our Lives in Seattle.

Folks For Change, a group in Forks, will hold a rally in Forks to support the march.

The rally will start with sign making at Sunshine and Rainbow Child Development, 945 S. Forks Ave., at 11 a.m. There there will be a rally in front of the Forks Transit Center from noon to 1 p.m.

Port Angeles High School students are also planning to participate in a second nationwide walkout April 20, the anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting.


Reporter Jesse Major can be reached at 360-452-2345, ext. 56250, or at [email protected]

More in News

Sequim woman dies in motorcycle crash on Highway 101 near Port Angeles

A 19-year-old woman who died late Thursday afternoon was… Continue reading

Dedications made to Cynthia Little and her impact on Sunland community

Friends and neighbors, along with members and staff at Sunland… Continue reading

EYE ON JEFFERSON: Commissioners expected to approve resurfacing Center Road

Jefferson County commissioners are expected to create a county project to resurface… Continue reading

EYE ON CLALLAM: County commissioners to discuss plastic bags

Clallam County commissioners will discuss a proposal to prohibit thin-film, non-compostable plastic… Continue reading

Port Angeles woman injured in wreck near Discovery Bay

A 74-year-old Port Angeles woman was injured Saturday when… Continue reading

Winner expected today in Race to Alaska

The 750-mile Race To Alaska is expected to crown… Continue reading

Sequim hires hearing examiner for dispute with port over John Wayne Marina

City officials have hired a hearing examiner to adjudicate a… Continue reading

Most Read