Cortez students walk out to honor shooting victims, promote kindness

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Cortez students walk out to honor shooting victims, promote kindness

Montezuma-Cortez students join nationwide walkout, encourage kindness at school

Cortez students walk out to honor shooting victims, promote kindness

About 120 students at Montezuma-Cortez High School participated in a walkout Wednesday morning as part of a nationwide movement organized by Women’s March Youth Empower. Some students also chose to participate in a “lie-in” while the names of the victims of the shootings in Aztec, New Mexico, and Parkland, Florida, were read during a moment of silence.
Student Regina Schuster reads the names of the victims of the Florida and Aztec school shootings during a moment of silence.
Chelsea Rodriguez, the M-CHS teacher who organized the walkout, speaks to students Wednesday morning.
Lori Haukeness, superintendent of Montezuma-Cortez Re-1 School District, listens as names of victims from the Parkland and Aztec School shootings are read Wednesday during a moment of silence.
Montezuma-Cortez High School students participate in a “lie-in” during the high-school’s walkout. Students lay on the ground as the names of the victims of the Parkland and Aztec shootings were read, and gave 15 seconds of silence for each.
M-CHS freshmen Alyssa Daniel, Aubrey Sharp and Emma Jones felt it was important to participate in the M-CHS walkout to raise awareness about the violence. Jones said she has grown up with school shootings and wants to stand up against the “new normal.”
About 120 M-CHS students participated in Wednesday morning’s walkout.
Students put their thumbprints and signed a banner that will be hung in the cafeteria of Montezuma-Cortez High School.
Students at Montezuma-Cortez High School participated in a walkout Wednesday to honor those killed in recent school shootings in Florida and New Mexico.
Some students participated in a “walk-in,” handing out candy to students returning to school.
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