Metro Nashville Public Schools plan 'walk-ins' for students to share concerns about school shootings
Students will be able to express concerns, petition lawmakers, and honor victims of The Covenant School shooting
Metro Nashville Public Schools in Tennessee are organizing walk-in rallies for high school students to share their concerns about school shootings in the wake of the recent Covenant School shooting.
The rallies will be held April 3rd, according to MNPS and they will be student-led.
Students will be able to express concerns, petition lawmakers, and honor victims of The Covenant School shooting, according to Fox 17.
The Nashville shooting was carried out by a transgender individual who killed three children and three staff members before being shot and killed by the police.
Director of Metro Schools Dr. Adrienne Battle says that these walk-in rallies were designed so students could have a safe location to express their concerns, rather than have a walkout. Based on Dr. Battle's statement, this rally is also meant to mobilize advocacy for new gun control laws.
"I understand and share the frustration, anger, and fears that many of our students, staff, and families have expressed in recent days over the latest and closest in a long line of school shootings and the lack of meaningful action by lawmakers to address the epidemic of gun violence in our society," said Dr. Battle in a statement to local media.
The students are encouraged to wear red to honor those lost in the The Covenant School shooting.
Charlotte Hazard is a reporter for Just the News. Follow her on Twitter for more stories.