As reported by Fox News, a group of students at Rockledge High School in Central Florida staged a walkout Friday to protest what they believe is a violation of their rights.
The students held the protest in support of the Second Amendment, claiming that the movement to honor victims and survivors of the Feb. 14 shooting by implementing stricter gun control measures has grown far too political, essentially silencing those who do support gun rights.
“I’m pro-Second Amendment,” said Rockledge junior Anna Delaney, who helped organize the protest. “I wouldn’t mind deeper background checks, of course, but the Second Amendment will not be infringed upon.”
The event stood in stark contrast to the March 14 protest that saw thousands of students across the country ditch school in order to call for stricter measures when it comes to regulating the Second Amendment.
That day, many from Rockledge stood on the football field to form the shape of a heart in honor of the victims of the Parkland shooting.
Several weeks later, nearly 75 students participated in Friday’s event, with the protest lasting nearly 20 minutes, according to Florida Today.