Seton Hill University students, faculty and staff participated in yesterday’s national school walkout. The walkout started at 10 a.m. on the Admin front lawn and lasted for 17 minutes to honor each of the 17 lives lost in the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. on Feb. 14. SHU was one of numerous schools across the United States to honor the victims and protest for stronger gun laws.
The participants walked around campus to Sullivan Lawn after a prayer and brief remarks from SHU President Mary Finger and other members of the SHU community. There was also a letter writing event following the walkout, where students could write to legislators about issues related to gun violence, and a coffee talk later in the evening about gun control.
Click here to watch the Setonian’s Facebook livestream of the walkout at SHU.
Photos by Laramie Cowan, Setonian Editor-in-Chief.