EHS Students Hold Brief Peaceful Walkout Opposing Gun Violence


Published on March 14 2018 10:46 am
Last Updated on March 14 2018 8:39 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

About three dozen Effingham High School students conducted a brief and peaceful walkout Wednesday morning in opposition to gun violence.

The walkout was one of many taking place at 10am at high schools across the nation. 

The students gathered in a circle holding hands around the Flaming Heart statue in front of the high school building. EHS Principal Kurt Roberts, SRO Darren Feldkamp and EHS teachers Jim Hammer and Ron Reed looked on from a respectful distance while the ceremony took place. 

At the end of a 17-minute period that had been suggested by supporters of the walkouts nationally, Roberts walked up to the group and asked them to huddle up so he could commend them for the way they conducted the event. They then headed back to class. Roberts said no punishment is planned for the students who participated in the activity.