Students from across the nation walked out of class on Wednesday, March 14, 2018, to demonstrate against gun violence and to honor lives lost in Parkland, Florida.
We had KWQC reporters at high schools all around the Quad Cities area documenting the walkouts and what took place locally. We had crews on both sides of the river. Their Facebook live videos can be seen below.
#NationalWalkoutDay Galesburg High School. (below)
Live for the Walkout at Davenport West High School. #OutQuad (below)
Students and faculty at Mercer County High School gather for an assembly in lieu of #NationalWalkoutDay (below)
DeWitt schools march (below)
LIVE LOOK: Students participating in the National Walk-out day at North High School In Davenport (below)
LIVE at Moline H.S. for #QCWalkout #NationalSchoolWalkout
#QCWalkout at Geneseo High School (below)
LIVE at Davenport Central HS for 10 a.m. #QCWalkout #NationalSchoolWalkout
National Walkout Snapmap
ROCK ISLAND, Ill. (KWQC) - While students across the country planned walkouts, students at Alleman High School held a candle-lighting memorial service to commemorate the 17 students and faculty members who lost their lives at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida.
On March 14, 2018, students and faculty gathered in the gym and lit candles. The Alleman choir also sang “On Eagle’s Wings” to represent the Marjory Stoneman Douglas mascot – the Eagles.
The event was organized by Alleman students who worked with administrators to find a way to honor the lives that were lost in a peaceful way.