Students walk out of Webster Thomas to protest gun violence

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) – Webster Thomas students walked out of school on Thursday to protest gun violence. They’re protesting the acts of violence in Buffalo that killed ten people and the shooting in Uvalde, Texas that left 21 dead.

The high school principal says she was approached by four students earlier this week about organizing the walkout. Those students have gotten a lot of support since, from their peers and the school.

Students say they’re not going to stand for school shootings.

"We couldn’t just sit and be quiet about it anymore about the unspeakable amount of people who are dying in our country due to the lack of gun control,” said Webster Thomas freshmen, Molly Sweeney. “So, in that moment we had a spur-of-the-moment decision we were like we need to come together as a school, as a community, and stand together with these people and let them know that we abhor these people’s actions."