By Andi Bourne

SLE Students Join National School Walkout

Starting the Conversation


March 22, 2018

Andi Bourne, Pathfinder

Eleven Seeley Lake Elementary fourth, fifth and sixth grade students joined SLE Walkout organizer Clara Kyrouac for the National School Walkout March 14. Kyrouac made signs for each of the 17 killed in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting Feb. 14. Alaina Petty was a 14-year-old freshman and a Junior Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps cadet. She was posthumously awarded the Medal of Heroism by the Army.

SEELEY LAKE – "Safer Schools," "Am I Next" and "Never Again" were words chanted by students outside Seeley Lake Elementary during the National School Walkout March 14. Seeley Lake Elementary sixth grader Clara Kyrouac organized the only walkout in Seeley Lake. She along with 11 other students met at the flagpole at 10 a.m. where they held a moment of silence and then marched for the remaining 17 minutes in front of SLE. Her intent was to start the conversation about making schools safer and to mourn the lives lost in the Florida school shooting.

The National Walkout Day was part of the N...

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