Students demanding change in U.S. gun laws and safer schools walked out of classrooms across the country on Wednesday. Similar action is planned on March 14 at 10:00 a.m. organizers are encouraging teachers, students, administrators, and parents to walk out for 17 minutes - one for every person killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Yakima School District Superintendent Dr. Jack Irion is expected to meet with the students next week and discuss school safety and the planned walkout. "I've asked our principles to identify some student leaders and we're going to have a meeting to talk about it as a school district at the high school level with students and staff."
Irion says he wants to talk about school safety and what kind of an impact the walkout will make next month. He says he's fully in support of students wanting to make schools a safer place.