PCHS students, Governor Ige join national walk out to address school gun violence (3/14/2018)

Pearl City High School students joined thousands of students across America in a national walk out on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 to bring awareness of gun violence in our schools.

The Pearl City High School student body walked out of their classrooms across the PCHS campus this morning at 10:00am and assembled in the school gymnasium. They were met by PCHS administrators, faculty and staff, along with special guest Governor David Ige for a moment of silence in honor of the seventeen Stoneman Douglas High School students and teachers who lost their lives on February 14, 2018 after being gunned down by a former student.

Governor Ige, who is a PCHS ’75 graduate, received a warm welcome from the students. He spoke to them about the issue of gun violence and the efforts being made to keep students safe in Hawaii schools.

Mahalo to Governor Ige and the amazing PCHS students for participating in today’s national walk out to stop gun violence in our schools.

Photos by Barry Villamil | barry@mypearlcity.com