Supporters cheer as high school students in Eugene join national walkouts
EUGENE, Ore. -- It's been one month since the school shooting in Parkland, Florida.
Wednesday, students across the country and world are showing support and outrage by taking part in school walkouts.
"We want legislative change," said Allison Dominguez, a student organizer. "We want it now, and we will use our voices to vote and make that change."
"I'm feeling really heartbroken and I'm also feeling inspired by the Parkland students who are working to create change," added Maya Corral, a student organizer. "And I think this is the time for students to use their voices, and I don't want this to ever happen again."
Supporters lined up on a nearby sidewalk to cheer the students on.
"This generation needs to step up on a lot of things," retired teacher Jackie Anderson said. "Gun violence is one of them, the environment is another, and to see them doing it is just so exciting and so needed and so welcome."
The student-led walkouts are scheduled to happen at 10 a.m. and last for 17 minutes - one minute for each of the people killed in the Florida high school shooting.