Latino Second Grader Is The Only Student From His Classroom To Participate In National Walk Out Day

On Wednesday, thousands of students across the country took part in a #NationalSchoolWalkout, to advocate stricter gun laws and stand in solidarity with the victims of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. One of the students who participated in the nationwide protest was Leonardo Aguilar

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Aguilar, who is a second-grader at Trace Elementary School, was the only one from his class to join the walkout. The student from San Jose was spotted by a KPIX 5 reporter, Len Ramirez, standing among a group of high schoolers from Lincoln High School. Ramirez shared a heartwarming photo of the student carrying a handmade cardboard sign around his neck that read, "Guns are cruel, not cool."

The second-grader told the reporter, "I’m protesting for the Florida shooting. I made a poster — as you can see — and I came here.” Aguilar said he felt strongly about the protest, “because guns are not safe and people get hurt. And teenagers shouldn’t bring guns to school.”

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On March 24, March for Our Lives, a student-led event to end gun violence will take place in Washington, D.C. Survivors of the shooting in Parkland, Flordia, along with other sister marches nationwide, plan to take the street of country's capital. Several celebrities will also be present at the protest, such as Demi Lovato, Ariana Grande, and Miley Cyrus.