National School Walkouts Planned For April 20 To Remember Columbine

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Dozens of walkout events take place across Long Island on April 20. (Image source: Indivisible/Open Street Map)

On April 20, 1999, two gunmen murdered 12 students and one teacher at Columbine High School in Colorado. While it was not the first school shooting to ever take place, it was bloody and fear-inducing, and it has not been forgotten. 

Last month, students participated in a National School Walkout to honor the 17 victims of the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL. This month, on the anniversary of the Columbine massacre, thousands of students across the country will once again walk out of class to protest the failure of leaders to pass laws that protect Americans from gun violence. 

The volunteer-led organization Indivisible states on its website:

“Mass shootings happen far too frequently in America, and we as a nation have become numb to seeing the news. After each one, the same cycle takes place: the media spend less than a week on the story, politicians offer their ‘thoughts and prayers,’ and nothing ever changes.”

Student-led group nationalschoolwalkout.net explains,  

“In many states it’s more difficult to register to vote than it is to buy a rifle. Apparently to some politicians, a vote is scarier than a gun. We’re changing that.”

Long Island students will again participate in demonstrations at their respective schools. For a full list of local events, see act.indivisible.org/event/national-school-walkout.

Below is a list of walkout events scheduled in Nassau and Suffolk County. All begin at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 20:

Nassau

Floral Park Memorial School Walkout

Floral Park Memorial High School
210 Locust St.
Floral Park, NY 11001

Click here to sign up and for more information. 

Oceanside High School Walkout

Oceanside High School
3160 Skillman Ave.
Oceanside, NY 11572

Click here to sign up and for more information. 

BHS Walkout for Stricter Gun Control

Baldwin High School
841 Ethel T Kloberg Dr.
Baldwin, NY 11510

Click here to sign up and for more information. 

Herricks Middle School Walkout

Herricks Middle School
7 Hilldale Dr.
Albertson, NY 11507

Click here to sign up and for more information. 

Roslyn High School Walkout #NationalSchoolWalkout

Roslyn High School
475 Round Hill Rd.
Roslyn Heights, NY 11577

Click here to sign up and for more information. 

Schreiber Walkout

Schreiber High School
101 Campus Dr.
Port Washington, NY 11050

Click here to sign up and for more information. 

North Shore High School National Walkout

North Shore High School
450 Glen Cove Ave.
Glen Head, NY 11579

Click here to sign up and for more information. 

Plainedge High School Walkout for Progressive Gun Legislation

Plainedge High School
241 Wyngate Dr.
Massapequa, NY 11758

Click here to sign up and for more information. 

Farmingdale High School Walkout

Farmingdale High School
150 Lincoln Street
Farmingdale, NY 11735

Click here to sign up and for more information. 

Suffolk

Amityville Walkout

Amityville Memorial High School
250 Merrick Rd.
Amityville, NY 11701

Click here to sign up and for more information. 

Hills West Walk Out

HHH High School West
375 Wolf Hill Rd.
Dix Hills, NY 11746

Click here to sign up and for more information. 

West Islip High School Walk Out

West Islip High School
1 Lions Path
West Islip, NY 11795

Click here to sign up and for more information. 

Bay Shore High School Walk Out

Bay Shore High School
155 3rd Ave.
Bay Shore, NY 11706

Click here to sign up and for more information. 

East Islip High School Walkout

East Islip High School
1 Craig B Gariepy Ave.
Islip Terrace, NY 11752

Click here to sign up and for more information. 

Kings Park High School Walkout

Kings Park High School
200 NY-25A
Kings Park, NY 11754

Click here to sign up and for more information. 

Oakdale Bohemia Middle School Walkout

Oakdale Bohemia Middle School
60 Oakdale-Bohemia Rd.
Oakdale, NY 11769

Click here to sign up and for more information. 

Connetquot High School National Walk Out

Connetquot High School
190 7th St.
Bohemia, NY 11716

Click here to sign up and for more information. 

National School Walkout at SHSE

Smithtown High School East
10 School St.
St. James, NY 11780

Click here to sign up and for more information. 

Ward Melville High School Student Walkout

Ward Melville High School
380 Old Town Rd.
Setauket-East Setauket, NY 11790

Click here to sign up and for more information. 

Centereach High School Walkout

Centereach High School
14 43rd St.
Centereach, NY 11784

Click here to sign up and for more information. 

Gelinas Junior High School National Schook Walkout

Gelinas Junior High
25 Mud Rd.
Port Jefferson, NY 11733

Click here to sign up and for more information. 

Ward Melville High School Walkout (Official)

Ward Melville High School
380 Old Town Rd.
Setauket- East Setauket, NY 11733

Click here to sign up and for more information. 

NHS Walkout

Newfield High School
145 Marshall Dr.
Selden, NY 11784

Click here to sign up and for more information. 

Longwood High School Walkout

Longwood High School
100 Longwood Rd.
Middle Island, NY 11953

Click here to sign up and for more information. 

Hampton Bays High School Walkout

Hampton Bays High School
88 Argonne Rd. E
Hampton Bays, NY 11946

Click here to sign up and for more information. 

Mattituck High School Walkout

Mattituck High School
15125 Main Rd.
Mattituck, NY 11952

Click here to sign up and for more information. 

Ross School Walkout

Ross School Outdoor Fields
18 Goodfriend Dr.
East Hampton, NY 11937

Click here to sign up and for more information.

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