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National School Walkout

Students protesting outside San Francisco City Hall during the National School Walkout.
Credit Kyle Trefny / KALW News

On March 14, hundreds of students in San Francisco, and thousands across the United States, walked out of class to protest ongoing gun violence, and calling for changes in U.S. gun regulations. It was the first of several scheduled protests, and provoked reaction from across the spectrum of our society. KALW News captured the voices and faces of the walkout in the city. 

Students in San Francisco walk out of class to protest gun violence

Mar 15, 2018
Kyle Trefny / Special to KALW News


Hundreds of San Francisco high school students left morning classes to join a rally outside City Hall to demand more gun control laws and an end to school shootings.




People in passing buses applauded the students as they marched from City Hall through downtown streets. Many students raised fists to the air and stood in silence while the names of Parkland victims were read through a megaphone.


Student voices on school safety: Nicole O.

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Student voices on school safety: Ana S.

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Student voices on school safety: Cristofer L.

Mar 15, 2018

Reflecting on safety in schools

Mar 14, 2018
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We train inmates at San Quentin to report stories from inside the prison. Our conversations often turn to current events, and a few weeks this included the recent Parkland school shooting and the ongoing debate around gun control.

The men had many thoughts to share on the topic; KALW's Greg Eskridge recorded their ideas about what would help keep kids safe in schools.