April 20th marked the 19th anniversary for the Columbine shooting, one of the most famous school shooting incidents in the US. All across the nation, teenagers organized walk-outs protests – leaving school at 10:00 am in an effort to call for gun control regulations. Aur Shalev Merin, an 8th grade student from Redmond wrote about his experience and the reasons for his walk out:
People talk a lot about how they want things to change, gun rights especially. But that is all that they do, they talk and talk. Carl Jung once said, “you are what you do, not what you say you do.” If you say that you do something, then do it, don’t just sit around saying things that you won’t do. I think that you can spend your time better by doing then by talking, but if you say that you are behind something, then be behind it 100% percent!