2018-03-15 / Front Page

Students Join in National Effort

Students fill the bleachers and line the walls of the Middletown High School gymnasium at their “walk-in” for school safety gathering, a sister protest/education event to those taking place simultaneously at schools across the country at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, March 14. The nationwide protests, prompted by the Feb. 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, in Parkland, Florida, which killed 17, including 14 students, were set up to bring attention to the nationwide student movement, #NeverAgain, which seeks to end gun violence by reforming gun laws, especially those that make assault weapons available to private citizens and those that allow minors to purchase firearms. Middletown High School students solemnly carried placards with the photographs of the Parkland victims who died, and listened to speeches by their peers and teachers. The national student gathering will take place in Washington, D.C., on March 24, as youth from all over the country congregate for the “March for Our Lives.” (Photo by Meri Keller)



Proud to meet Gov. Gina Raimondo, center, at the State House, are (L-R) RHS junior Jordon Branco, MHS senior Hannah Gibbison, MHS Junior Madi Holden and MHS junior Kiara Rangel. (Photo by Meri Keller) Proud to meet Gov. Gina Raimondo, center, at the State House, are (L-R) RHS junior Jordon Branco, MHS senior Hannah Gibbison, MHS Junior Madi Holden and MHS junior Kiara Rangel. (Photo by Meri Keller)

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