Administrators in several Greater Danbury area schools worked with students to plan protests as a school walkout took place across the country to honor the 17 students and educators killed at Stoneman Douglas in Florida.
Danbury schools scheduled a short “free period” for the walkout where some students delivered speeches.
After the walkout in Newtown, some students later rallied in front of the National Shooting Sports Foundation headquarters on Mile Hill Road. The rally was organized by the Junior Newtown Action Alliance.
After the Bethel-sanctioned event, the Newstimes reports about 100 students marched around the building and half continued to the municipal center to meet with First Selectman Matt Knickerbocker. They were reportedly escorted by police.