New Paltz High School students participated in the nationwide walkout to protest gun violence this morning. Students across the country left class at 10 a.m. today and stayed outside for 17 minutes, a minute for each of the victims of the mass shooting in Parkland, Fl. a month ago.
The New Paltz walkout was organized by senior Caleb Sheedy.
“I was afraid nobody else would do it,” Sheedy said several weeks ago. “Kids are afraid to speak up against authority.”
Photographer Lauren Thomas was able to snap a few photos before school administrators asked her to leave campus.