Students at Yakima's Eisenhower High School joined thousands across the valley and the nation Wednesday during National Walk Out day. An assembly was held at the school in which 17 empty chairs with roses on the seats represented the 17 people killed during a school shooting in Florida last month. Rachael Christensen is a junior and Vice President of the Associated Student Body who says the empty chairs made a big impact on everyone. "I was picturing them all sitting there and what it would be like but also what if that happened at our school and our students were missing and that's what our school was looking at."
Christensen says students are determined to create more communication to stress the words printed on wristbands given to students a the school Wednesday. The wristbands are orange and the words 'if you see something hear something? say something #neveragain.' printed on them. During the short assembly a moment of silence was held and it ended with all the students singing the song Lean On Me. And while students in other parts of the country called on lawmakers to take action no political or anti-gun statements were made at the assembly Wednesday