Morristown students mark Parkland shooting anniversary with walkout

Students walk out of Morristown High School on one-year anniversary of mass shooting in Parkland FL, Valentine's Day 2019. Photo: Morristown Department of Public Safety
Students walk out of Morristown High School on one-year anniversary of mass shooting in Parkland FL, Valentine's Day 2019. Photo: Morristown Department of Public Safety
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A small contingent of Morristown High School students walked out of classes on Thursday morning to mark the one-year anniversary of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL.

The orderly demonstration on school grounds was captured in this video by the Morristown Department of Public Safety, as police and school officials provided security:

Morristown Police – student walkout at MHS.

Morristown Police provide security as High School Students perform a "walk-out" to remember the school shooting in Parkland, Florida.

Posted by Morristown Department of Public Safety on Thursday, February 14, 2019

Last March, one student defied administrators and left the MHS campus, while a few others mingled outside the school entrance as part of a National Student Walkout.

Later that month, Morristown High students were among organizers of the March for Our Lives in Morristown.

morristown public safety logoAnd in April, hundreds of MHS students participated in a second National Student Walkout, parading around the football field with the approval of school officials.

Seventeen students and staff members were gunned down at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School last Valentine’s Day by a former student.

Students from that school visited Morristown in August as part of a national tour lobbying for common-sense gun laws.

Students wave signs at Morristown High School for the National School Walkout, April 20, 2018. Photo by Kevin Coughlin
Students wave signs at Morristown High School for the National School Walkout, April 20, 2018. Photo by Kevin Coughlin
Parkland survivor David Hogg and fellow tour member meet the press at Road to Change event in Morristown, Aug. 9, 2018. Photo by Kevin Coughlin
Parkland survivor David Hogg and fellow tour member meet the press at Road to Change event in Morristown, Aug. 9, 2018. Photo by Kevin Coughlin

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