Submitted by organizers
Friday Harbor high school and middle school students are taking part of the national silent demonstration honoring the 17 slain students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, on Wednesday, March 14.
The 17-minute walkout will begin on San Juan at 10:30 a.m. with the students gathering on the high school track. Spring Street students will also participate while the elementary school’s principal Diane Ball will ask the students to reflect upon and speak about kindness. Fred Woods, high school principal, sent out a letter to all parents about this event.
Ayla Ridwan and Emma Mughal are the coordinators for the demonstrations. They ask everyone to wear orange. While the public can support the students, they will not be allowed on school grounds. Community members can gather on the sidewalks and outside the fence line by the track. On March 24 the students will participate in the national “March for Our Lives.”