Pro V. Con
After the tragedy in Parkland, many students began to advocate for harsher gun control, planning school walkouts in protest of the school shootings that have occurred. However, one of the parents of a Parkland victim called on students to “walk up, not out” in an effort to fight gun violence. He argued that walkouts would do little to actually solve the problem of school shootings, and that students could make an effort to befriend lonely classmates and make them feel as though they had a support system, they would not turn to violence. This idea has garnered very mixed reactions, with some students and adults supporting the idea, but most people condemning it.