“Protect kids, not guns.”
Students from Belmont and around Nashville walked out of class Monday to protest for gun reform in Tennessee and the U.S.
The class walkout began at 10:13 a.m., exactly one week since Nashville police received calls of an active shooter at The Covenant School.
Belmont student Sydney Wood organized with March for Our Lives to join with students from Vanderbilt University, Tennessee State University and various middle and high schools in Nashville.
“I’m tired of what’s happening in our country and of having to sit and not do anything. If the government’s not going to do anything, we have to stand up,” said Wood. “We’re going to walk and fight for what we believe in.”
Context written and photos taken by Isaac Wetzel/Belmont Vision.