Students at several schools in the Long Beach Unified School District recently demonstrated against national gun violence. The student-led demonstrations occurred after the recent shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, among other recent mass shootings nationwide.
Some students held a moment of silence recognizing the lives lost to school shootings in America. Other students delivered speeches demanding an end to gun violence and mass shootings, including through tighter gun control laws at the state and federal levels. Students also wrote letters to legislators and picked up voter registration forms.
“We respect and support the right of our students to advocate for causes that are important to them,” LBUSD Superintendent Jill A. Baker said. “We worked with students at various schools to plan opportunities for on-campus expression.”