Limestone H.S. students hold memorial for Parkland shooting vict - WEEK.com: Peoria-area News, Weather, Sports

Limestone H.S. students hold memorial for Parkland shooting victims

Posted: Updated:

Several balloons served as a reminder for Limestone High School students Monday of  the lives lost in the Parkland, Florida School shooting.  Unlike like some local school districts Limestone High School students got plenty of support from the principal and staff. 

Hundreds of Limestone High School students took time to remember the17 victims killed in the Valentine's Day massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. 

"I think it's just important to all of us our whole school to come together as one and just pick each other up after this horrible event," said rally co-organizer Limestone High School student Scotti Fisher.

"I think this was very important for not only me but every student to see how all of us regardless of our interest and what happens within the building and even outside the building we all have the things that make us who we are," said Senior Jonathan Cordes.

"This one was so big and it happened to so many people my age i just felt inspired.  I don't want anybody from around here or even my school to go through something as horrible as they did," said rally co-organizer Madison Radcliff.

The memorial was planned two weeks ago but was postponed after students met with the principal.  Limestone High School Principal Jerri Look said it was important that she participated in the event and she challenged the students to keep up the momentum in the days ahead.  

"I hope that if the kids choose their 17 that that will each day they're doing something more beyond today to help keep our building safe and if that means taking in a friend that maybe looks a little lonely in the building or making a new friend that maybe looks a little lonely in the building or making a new friend, then hopefully they will keep this alive, " she said.

There is a national school walk-out planned on Wednesday.  On March 24th Parkland Florida students have called for a national gun control protest in Washington D.C. 

Powered by Frankly