Columbine High School students get shout-out from Parkland student leader
Author: Marianne Goodland - April 16, 2018 - Updated: April 16, 2018
Marjory Stoneman Douglas student David Hogg is among those calling for a nationwide student walkout to protest gun violence on Friday, April 20. But he’s also standing in support of Columbine High School students who won’t be walking out Friday, the 19th anniversary of the Columbine massacre.
On April 11, Hogg re-tweeted a call for a walkout on the anniversary of the Columbine shooting. The walkout is in part a voter registration drive for young people.
•Walkout of school, university, work, home because gun violence happens everywhere and effects everyone.
Save the future, be the change, walkouthttps://t.co/gZofbs4L0Z
— National School Walkout (@schoolwalkoutUS) April 10, 2018
When you guys walk out on 4/20 if you want to register people to vote or have someone register people to vote be outside your school go to https://t.co/sYUm0L2ST3 please do this I think we can all agree young Americans should vote more but they can’t unless they #RegisterToVote
— David Hogg (@davidhogg111) April 11, 2018
However, Columbine High School has historically had a different approach to its tragic anniversary. The school is closed on April 20 so that students can participate in community service projects.
Hogg got the message.
I'm sorry for my miscommunication yesterday I said that we should all walk out of wherever you are on 4/20 that was a mistake on my end and is no longer the case. This is what the Columbine community would like to see on 4/20. #DayOfService pic.twitter.com/yGYewiEzu2
— David Hogg (@davidhogg111) April 16, 2018