Students walk out of Florida high school to call for gun control in wake of Parkland shooting
Hundreds of students from West Boca Raton High School staged a walkout Tuesday in a sign of solidarity with the students who survived the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where 17 students and teachers were killed last week by a gunman armed with an assault rifle.
West Boca Raton High School is roughly 10.5 miles from Marjory Stoneman Douglas, according to Google Maps.
Students from Fort Lauderdale High School and Hollywood McArthur High School also held student walkouts Tuesday, according to the Herald.
Hogg has been the target of a smear campaign from right-wing media and Republican pundits who have tried to paint him as an anti-Trump plant from the so-called deep state.
Others, including disgraced former Fox News host Bill O’Reilly, have questioned why the media is covering activism from these high-school students.
“O really? ‘Students’ are planning a nationwide rally? Not left wing gun control activists using 17yr kids in the wake of a horrible tragedy?,” CNN contributor and former Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Ga.) tweeted, adding the hashtags #Soros, #Resistance, #Antifa and #DNC.