Second-grader joins high schoolers for anti-gun violence walkout in San Jose


A San Jose-area second grader on Wednesday joined local high school students who walked out of their school to protest gun violence. 

Leonardo Aguilar was reportedly the only student in his class at Trace Elementary School to participate in the protests, according to San Francisco’s KPIX 5.

He walked with his mother to the nearby high school, Lincoln High, where older students hosted a protest.

Aguilar carried a sign reading “Guns are cruel, not cool,” and told KPIX 5 that he did not feel safe at school.

{mosads}“Guns are not safe and people get hurt,” he said. “And teenagers shouldn’t bring guns to school.”

Aguilar was just one among thousands of students nationwide, primarily high school students, who walked out of class on Wednesday to mark one month since the Florida high school shooting.

Students held 17-minute moments of silence to honor the 17 victims of the Florida shooting, and many participated in marches and protests to demand legislative action on gun control and school safety.


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