School Safety: West Essex responds to shootings


Students lock arms during the walkout. Photo by Alexa Dratch

Student activism has been on the rise since the Valentine’s Day shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.  Debates about everything from gun rights to mental health have not just been contained to the national stage, though—they have made their way to the chambers of local politics and even to the halls of West Essex. Here is the Wire’s coverage of the shooting and its fallout: 


Florida school shooting leaves 17 dead

Student activism on the rise following Florida school shooting

West Essex students walk out, stage day of action on one month anniversary of Parkland shooting


OPINION: Voices from students attending March for Our Lives


Gallery: Scenes from Wednesday’s walkout and day of action

[VIDEO] West Essex walks out: National School Walkout on March 14, 2018

Additional Coverage

Coverage of the walkout and day of action by the Wire also appeared in a variety of local and state-wide media outlets as well as on the website of The Student Press Law Center.

West Essex schools stage services to support shooting survivors

Students In Caldwells Hold School Walkouts Against Gun Violence

Harris Joins Student Walk-Out at West Essex High

Congressional Candidate Joins West Essex High School Walkout

Thousands of students protest in N.J.

School Walkouts In Essex County: Students Against Guns

Covering walk-outs and protests