Students in all Waterbury Public Schools high schools as well as comprehensive middle schools participated in activities observing the March 14, 2018 National Day of Activism Against Gun Violence. Each school had an opportunity to develop its own activity, with some choosing indoor activities while others allowed students to briefly exit the school. "It was a great day for student engagement and activism based on a great desire to change gun laws and remember the victims of the Parkland, Florida shooting, and to express kindness to one another, explained Paul Whyte, Instuctional Leadership Director.
2016 National Teacher of the Year Jahana Hayes spoke on the topic on CBS This Morning. Click here for a link to this interview.
School administrators and police officials met prior to March 14 to discuss how school staff could allow students to express their opinions but yet assure the safety of all students on the day.