Mar 142018
 

Lusher and Sci High students hold signs and link arms in protest of gun violence on Wednesday morning. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A month to the day after 17 people were killed in a mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., students from both Lusher Charter School and New Orleans Science and Mathematics Charter High School linked arms in a human chain around the large Uptown block that holds both their campuses in solidarity with students around the country protesting inaction to stop gun violence.

Lusher students hold hold a sign memorializing the students killed in a mass school shooting in Parkland, Fla., last month. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

At 10 a.m. Wednesday, Lusher middle school students memorialized the shooting victims in Florida with 17 trumpet blasts. Students from Lusher and Sci High carried homemade signs demanding action to stop gun violence or memorializing victims of both school shootings and police violence joined arms along Freret, Nashville, Joseph and Loyola streets for 17 minutes, concluding with a drumline from Sci High students in the center of the block so students from both schools could hear.

Schools around the city and the nation participated in the walk out as well. For coverage of the walk out at Morris Jeff Charter School, see Mid-City Messenger.

Middle school students at Lusher Charter School play the trumpet 17 times in memory of the victims of a mass school shooting in Florida a month ago. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Lusher students hold signs and link arms in protest of gun violence on Wednesday morning. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Lusher and Sci High students hold signs and link arms in protest of gun violence on Wednesday morning. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Sci High students hold signs and link arms in protest of gun violence on Wednesday morning. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Lusher students hold signs and link arms in protest of gun violence on Wednesday morning. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Lusher students hold signs and link arms in protest of gun violence on Wednesday morning. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Lusher students file back into their classes after a 17-minute protest of gun violence on Wednesday morning. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

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