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Social media drives student movement

  • DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Punahou students gather at the Academy Quad joining thousands of other students across Hawaii in support of a nation wide 17-minute student walkouts as a tribute to the 17 victims shot and killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida and a rally cry to end violence. These are middle school student (in front) who are texting and e-mailing their legislatures (both locally and nationally) about their concerns about stopping the violence.

As schools across the nation staged 17-minute walkouts for #nationalwalkoutday in tribute to the 17 victims of the Valentine’s Day shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High in Parkland, Fla., Hawaii became part of the social media dialogue with its own hashtags: #NeverAgainHI and #EnoughIsEnoughHI. Read more

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