From Brooklyn News12
Ziyah Meyers of St. Joseph High School said gun violence “doesn’t just happen in schools, it doesn’t just happen in movie theaters, it doesn’t just happen in churches. It happens in our neighborhoods and it happens all the time. A bullet doesn’t just miss anybody.”
The walkouts were organized by a group called “New York City Says Enough.”
The group instructed participating students to meet at Washington Square Park.
Many school officials, including the Department of Education, said students who walked out of class Friday would be penalized.
The DOE said any student who left school grounds would receive an unexcused absence.
In some private schools across the city, such as St. Joseph High School in Brooklyn, however, teachers and other faculty members joined their students in protest to help support the cause.