Hundreds participate in National Walkout at Ardrey Kell High School


CHARLOTTE, NC (FOX 46 WJZY) — Hundreds of students walked out of Ardrey Kell High School Wednesday morning, and they say it won’t be the last time.

“This is not the end of this. This is just the beginning,” one student speaker said during the walk out. 

It was a sign of solidarity, coming one month after the massacre of 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school in Parkland, FL. 

“Even though we’re from different worlds pretty much – Florida and Charlotte – we’re all grouped together because we’re all from high schools,” said one Ardrey Kell student. 

Half of the school walked out, while half stayed inside. 

“I had a bunch of friends who didn’t want to show up and didn’t feel like it was any of their business,” another student said. 

The protest was completely student-led. 

The students told FOX 46 that the principal at Ardrey Kell is supportive of demonstrations like the one today, but it’s a mixed bag when it comes to the teachers.

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