Kirkland-area students walk out of class to commemorate Parkland victims | Photos

The students walked out in solidarity with students nationwide who are protesting gun violence and pushing for change.

Juanita students took to the streets Wednesday morning in solidarity with thousands of students nationwide who are protesting gun violence and advocating for change.

More than 200 student activists marched in a 17-minute protest meant to commemorate the 17 victims killed during the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting that happened exactly one month earlier in Parkland, Florida. The students raised their signs and cheered as numerous passersby honked and waved in support.

Kirkland police and school officials helped escort the march as it circled a short stretch of road outside the entrance to the school. Kirkland’s International Community School, Robert Frost Elementary School and several other schools throughout the region saw similar protests that joined the national movement.

Photos by reporter Kailan Manandic.

Juanita High School students in Kirkland during a 17-minute walkout to commemorate the 17 victims killed during the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting last month. Kailan Manandic/Staff photo

Juanita High School students in Kirkland during a 17-minute walkout to commemorate the 17 victims killed during the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting last month. Kailan Manandic/Staff photo

Juanita High School students in Kirkland during a 17-minute walkout to commemorate the 17 victims killed during the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting last month. Kailan Manandic/Staff photo

Juanita High School students in Kirkland during a 17-minute walkout to commemorate the 17 victims killed during the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting last month. Kailan Manandic/Staff photo

Juanita High School students in Kirkland during a 17-minute walkout to commemorate the 17 victims killed during the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting last month. Kailan Manandic/Staff photo

Juanita High School students in Kirkland during a 17-minute walkout to commemorate the 17 victims killed during the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting last month. Kailan Manandic/Staff photo

Juanita High School students in Kirkland during a 17-minute walkout to commemorate the 17 victims killed during the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting last month. Kailan Manandic/Staff photo

Juanita High School students in Kirkland during a 17-minute walkout to commemorate the 17 victims killed during the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting last month. Kailan Manandic/Staff photo

Juanita High School students in Kirkland during a 17-minute walkout to commemorate the 17 victims killed during the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting last month. Kailan Manandic/Staff photo

Juanita High School students in Kirkland during a 17-minute walkout to commemorate the 17 victims killed during the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting last month. Kailan Manandic/Staff photo

More in News

Semi-truck pulls down utility poles, closes 84th Avenue Northeast in Kirkland

The truck was caught on cables and pulled down five poles, closing the street for more than 24 hours.

Photos courtesy of Trooper Rick Johnson
Troopers seek hit and run suspect, call on public for help

The Washington State Patrol asked locals for any information to identify the vehicle and suspect.

Welcome to Juanita event, Sept. 15

The Juanita Neighborhoods Association is hosting an event from noon to 3 p.m. at Edith Moulton Park.

Kirkland reopens the city’s oldest fire station

Kirkland’s Fire Station 25 opened 44 years ago and hadn’t been remodeled until October 2017.

Kirkland City Hall. File photo
City’s updates to Rose Hill, Bridle Trails neighborhood plans underway

The updates would consolidate the two Rose Hill neighborhood plans.

Kirkland fire department responds to early morning fire in Rose Hill

Crews from Bellevue, Redmond, Bothell, Woodinville and Eastside Fire and Rescue also responded to the fire at Rose Hill Village.

Citywide block party ‘Crossing Kirkland’ connects community

Residents got to walk, bike, eat and meet on the Cross Kirkland Corridor.

LWSF announces campaign to help kids start school year strong

Pantry Packs is a featured beneficiary of Start Strong campaign.

Kirkland church groups build tiny houses for the homeless

The homes will be donated to villages in Seattle.

Most Read