A group of middle-Florida high school students went out on Friday as part of a protest in support of the Second Amendment.
Some of the students who took part in the Rockledge High School strike told WFTV that when the movement in honor of the victims and survivors of Parkland shootings became political, they felt silenced.
"I'm a pro-second amendment," said Rockledge Junior and protest organizer Anna Delaney of the station. "Of course, I would not support deeper background checks, but the Second Amendment will not be violated."
Many Rockledge students went to the National School Walkout on March 14, protesting in support of the Parkland School shootout and gun violence and calling for new weapons control measures. They stood on the football field and formed a big heart.
Approximately 75 students attended the Friday night rally near Rockledge, Florida Today, the protest lasted 20
They walked to the school with the American flag and signs saying, "Weapons do not kill people, people kill people" and "I support the right to carry weapons," the newspaper reported. Some wore Trump. "Let's Make America Great Again" hats and camouflage clothing.
"We were built on certain rights and that was one of the original rights that we should have the right to carry weapons," Sophomore Chloe Deaton told the group elaney organized the strike.
Zachary Schneider, a junior, was quoted by the newspaper as saying, "It's all over the news that now all students hate guns. I wanted to show that not all students feel that way."
Rockledge Director Vickie Hickey said the school treated the strike of the Second Amendment exactly as it did two weeks ago, the newspaper said.
She said both events were completely driven by students.