Oxford High School Students Walk Out of Michigan to Support Uvalde : NPR


Oxford High School students walked out of class Thursday in Oxford, Michigan to show their support for the community of Uvalde, Texas, where a mass shooting occurred at an elementary school this week.

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Oxford High School Students Walk Out of Michigan to Support Uvalde : NPR

Oxford High School students walked out of class Thursday in Oxford, Michigan to show their support for the community of Uvalde, Texas, where a mass shooting occurred at an elementary school this week.

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OXFORD, Michigan – Hundreds of students from Oxford High School, the school in Michigan where four were killed in November, walked out Thursday and formed a “U” shape on the football field to show their support for students and families in Uvalde, Texas.

“We went through the same thing. I lost a lot of friends. I thought it would be respectful to help others through this,” Andrew Sholtz told the Detroit News.

A gunman killed 19 children and two teachers this week at Robb Elementary School in Texas.

Oxford school officials knew a walkout was planned and worked to keep students safe, spokeswoman Danielle Stublensky said.

Oxford High School Students Walk Out of Michigan to Support Uvalde : NPR

Oxford High School students hug each other during Thursday’s strike.

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Oxford High School Students Walk Out of Michigan to Support Uvalde : NPR

Oxford High School students hug each other during Thursday’s strike.

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She said it was part of a nationwide effort by Students Demand Action, a group calling for changes to gun laws.

“As a community, our hearts go out to Uvalde and we understand why some of our students have chosen to participate in the national walkout,” Stublensky said.

A 16-year-old boy has been charged with murder in the Oxford school shooting. His parents have been charged with manslaughter under a theory that they made a weapon available to Ethan Crumbley and failed to respond to signs of mental distress.


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