in for tom kenny. we'll check back in with st. jude in a moment.. but first.. in our top story at five.. students across the nation participated in a national day of action against gun violence today...which is the 19th anniversary of the shooting at columbine high school in colorado. students from several schools across kentucky participated in the walkout... including students at scott county high school. abc 36's kelsi thorud has more. ### "hundreds of students here at scott county high school walked out of class this morning as a part of national school walkout day and while those students only rallied in this field behind me for only about a half an hour many of them tell me they hope it's their message that will last much longer." "we want change. we want change." lead by chants of "we want change" hundreds of scott county high school students walked out of class friday morning to rally against gun violence.
"so i stand here in front of all of you advocating for stricter gun laws and safer schools so that i don't have to worry if my sister is going to get home safe or if my friends are going to be able to say hi to their families again." destinee adkins is the student behind this march... and says after seeing the students down in parkland, florida mobilize... she wanted to do the same.
"i mean i have strong political views already and so seeing them take initiative and start an entire movement inspired me and i found people that it also inspired and we just came together and just put everything we had into it." adkins says while scott county high is a smaller school... they still feel the affects of gun violence.
"we lost morgan pen last year, trinity gay. so i feel like it's a big thing to our town specifically because we are so effected by it." and the hundreds of fellow students who joined her agree... saying they're proud to be a part of such a movement.
"because every, because now people today are going to be looking everywhere going like which schools came out? which schools actually did something today? and we're going to be one of those schools that did come out and they're going to look at us and they're going to see that schs does care about our students and who we are." "many of the students i spoke with tell me that in addition to bringing awareness to gun violence they are also pushing for more young people to register to vote, especially give this year is an election year. reporting in scott county, kelsi thorud, abc 36 news." ### paul lawrence dunbar high