NewsLocal News


Omaha students protest school violence

School shooting marks one-month anniversary
Posted at 9:09 AM, Mar 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-14 17:52:17-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) - Exactly one month after a deadly school shooting in South Florida, area students are joining a loud chorus demanding safer schools Wednesday.

Dozens of students at Millard West High gathered outside before school started with many of them holding signs advocating for safety while remembering the 17 victims who died Feb. 14 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

Girls at Marian High School walked out for 17-minutes to stand up to the violence.

“I don't want to wait until our school is next,” Diana Elizalde, Marian High School said. “I don't want to see us on the news.  I don't want to see any of your faces going across the screen.”

Elizalde said it easily could have been at her school or her friends, which is why she prays to end violence.

Duchesne Academy students also protested Wednesday morning.

“Just about everybody at our school is out here, it’s just incredible,” Alexandra Young, Duchesne Academy Student said.  “It means that so many people have looked at everything that has been happening and said the time for this is up. We've had enough.”