On the one month anniversary of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida students across the nation participated in a 17-minute walkout, one minute for each of the victims gunned down. Here’s what the our Facebook readers had to say about the national demonstration.

This walk-out represents the poor response by adults to gun violence and other serious issues in America. Not following through with leads by police. Not protecting students in public schools. Not providing adequate mental health services by adults. Allowing drug companies to addict American Citizens for profit. Selling "war weapons" freely to anyone who wants one, etc. It's not just about guns in my opinion. — Lewis N Foster via Facebook

 

They walked out to be disrespectful, disruptive, and to get a free pass on being bad students. If they wanted to take a stand, they would have bully free schools, 100% acceptance of every student and their schools would have zero discipline problems. Fight for a real solution to real problems. — Walter Davis via Facebook

 

#17minutes I am so proud of these student for taking a stand and coming together for something that they believe in. While most adults take the time to condemn these actions all the while sitting at home complaining instead of being vested in your communities. — Mellissa Wilson Jackson via Facebook

 

I work for a school district and I am more proud of the kids that stayed inside the classrooms. Most of these kids thought it was funny and a way to get out of class. My kids stayed, so proud of them. — Jenn Hammons via Facebook

 

If they were truly honoring those lost in Florida, they would all be in class, having a moment of silence for the lives lost. They would be taking advantage of the education they could be receiving, that those who died will never receive. — Elizabeth Faircloth Person via Facebook

 

What you people fail to realize is this is not protesting GUNS. This is protesting GUN LAWS. Common sense gun reform is not too much to ask for. Our children are becoming the voice of tomorrow yet we discourage them and put them down for doing so What have we come to? — Cindy Bradshaw Parrish via Facebook