Bullard Students lead Protest on Gun Violence Prevention

Brenda Ruiz, Staff Writer

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On the morning of March 14th, around 1000 Bullard students stood in solidarity for the 17 victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Massacre. The weather was gloomy, but that didn’t dampen the spirit of the crowd gathered around in the Quad.

Organizers Chris Olsen, Ximena Benitez, and Secret Soto delivered a powerful sentiment to the solemn- faced crowd. Olsen eulogized the victims by reading a summary of their lives. Benitez and Soto released 17 orange balloons into the blue grey skies while Olsen was reading. The crowd then gave tribute to the victims with a 17 second moment of silence.

Karen Carrillo, Junior Vice President, recited a powerful poem on what it felt like to be unsafe at school and to crouch during a lock down drill. She also called a hashtag on, “Enough on inaction to prevent gun violence”. The audience was chilled and applauded her. Then Principal Carlos Castillo closed out the event by thanking the crowd and shared his pride for students who used their voice.

Bullard was one of 3000 high schools who participated in the National School Walkout. According to Fresno Unified School District officials, all Fresno high schools paid tribute to the victims.

 

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