IN DEPTH: A Student's Perspective on National Student Walkout Day

Meghan Hall from Williamsville South explains why the walkout is important

Mike Baggerman
March 13, 2018 - 9:35 pm

Meghan Hall, a senior at Williamsville South High School (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)


WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. (WBEN) - Across the nation on Wednesday, thousands of students will partake in a school walkout in response to gun violence in America.

Schools locally are participating, too. From Buffalo Public Schools, Niagara Falls schools, West Seneca, and several other districts, Western New York is no exception to the march.

For perspective on the school walkout, we spoke with Meghan Hall, a senior at Williamsville South High School.

"This walkout is to remember the lives that were lost in Parkland," Hall told WBEN. "All 17 of them. (We're also protesting) unsafe schools."

Hall, 17, created a petition that received over 500 signatures from students, parents, alumni, and community members.

Students begin their protest at 10 a.m. They will walk out the front doors and head towards the bleachers at the football field.

"The time clock (on the field) will run for 17 minutes," Hall explained. "At the end of the 17 minutes, all the students will go back inside."

Hall and four other students will be talking at the walkout. She said they plan to live stream the event.

Listen to her full perspective of the student walkout in our interview:

Williamsville Senior Meghan Hall's perspective on National Student Walkout Day

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