UPDATE #2: It’s getting a bit crowded at the State Capitol:
About 1,000 students from East High School are on the move, marching to the state capitol.
— Denver7 News (@DenverChannel) March 14, 2018
As Colorado Public Radio reports:
Students are taking up the call in a variety of ways. Some planned roadside rallies to honor shooting victims and protest violence. Others were to hold demonstrations in school gyms or on football fields. In Denver, at East High School students there will meet up with students from the nearby Denver School of the Arts to honor the 17 lives lost in Florida. Many students will then march to the state Capitol, while others return to class or participate in events at the school.
There will be a 17-minute “sit in” at Denver’s Merrill Middle School and a “sit out,” where students will ring the perimeter of the Denver Center of International Studies Baker School. At Westminster High School, students have been encouraged to wear silver and burgundy, the colors of Stoneman Douglas HS, for a group photo that will be sent to the school. JeffCo students will hold a county wide rally in the evening so as to not disrupt classes.
Here’s video from an Alabama television station of a walkout in Denver (we couldn’t possibly make this up):
— #WVTM13 (@WVTM13) March 14, 2018
9News has video of walkouts in the Denver metro area, and many national news outlets — including the New York Times, are covering a walkout at Columbine High School:
Some of the day’s most poignant demonstrations are expected at schools whose names are synonymous with shootings. @julieturkewitz is reporting from Columbine High School in Colorado. https://t.co/t7QsDSpRFV
— The New York Times (@nytimes) March 14, 2018