Students Protest Over Gun Violence

South Pasadena High School students walk out of campus Friday to remember the 17 lives of those killed in the Columbine Massacre

PHOTO: Bill Glazier | SouthPasadenan.com | South Pasadena High School students walked toward the local Gold Line Station Friday morning remembering the lives lost at Columbine School in 1999.

About 40 students walked out of South Pasadena High School at 10 a.m. Friday to remember those who lost their lives during the Columbine Massacre in 1999.

It was part of a national day of protest.

PHOTO: Bill Glazier | SouthPasadenan.com | Holding signs and chanting, “Hey, Hey, Ho Ho, all the guns have to go,” South Pasadena High School students marched along Mission Street Friday in a protest against gun violence.

Holding signs and chanting, “Hey, Hey, Ho Ho, all the guns have to go,” the teens marched north on Fremont Avenue from the school campus before heading east on Mission Street where some boarded a Gold Line light rail train for a downtown L.A. rally at City Hall calling for the end of gun violence.

“It could have been Me!,” “Never Again,” and “Guns are the death of the U.S.,” were among the messages carried by the young protesters.

PHOTO: Bill Glazier | SouthPasadenan.com | The 19th anniversary of the Columbine High School massacre in Colorado, which killed 13, was remembered by South Pasadena High Students on Friday.

It marks the 19th anniversary of the Columbine, an unincorporated area of Jefferson County in Colorado as two teens went on a shooting spree, ending the lives of 13 people and wounding more than 20 others before turning their guns on themselves and committing suicide.

Students across the country, including those walking out at SPHS, are demanding stricter gun laws and uniting against gun violence.

PHOTO: Bill Glazier | SouthPasadenan.com | A group of about 40 South Pasadena High students protested gun violence Friday afternoon by leaving classrooms around 10 a.m. and walking in dowtnown South Pasadena. Some boarded a train for downtown Los Angeles to a rally.

In was the second nationwide protest of gun violence of the year since a February mass shooting at a Florida School took the lives of 17 individuals. The first walkout in mid March lasted 17 minutes or one minute for each of the Parkland, Florida, victims.

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