Local students participate in National Walkout Day

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)- Fayette County students had a lot to say Wednesday morning, during National Walkout Day.

Students in Lexington were among thousands nationwide who participated in National Walkout Day.

This protest was to bring awareness to school safety by addressing gun violence and the shootings our country has endured in 2018 alone.

Lafayette, Paul Lawrence Dunbar, Lexington Catholic, and Tates Creek High School were among the several Fayette County schools participating Wednesday.

Danica Moon, a student at Tates Creek High School said, “I think that’s why this rally was so important that we come out here and say to our politicians ‘this is the life that we’re living and our lives are in danger here’ and that’s why legislation needs to be passed, something needs to be done.”

While some schools across the nation counted students absent or tried to deter them from participating in the walkout, Fayette County public schools helped coordinate the events.

Spokesperson Lisa Defendall says the district fully supports students’ exercising their free speech rights.

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