M.E.T.S. Jersey City campus and M.E.T.S. Newark campus students wishing to peacefully demonstate walked out of school for the National Walkout Day calling for a stop to school violence on 3/14/18. Organized by students, hundreds participated in hopes to make a statement. Students say they want violence in schools to end. During their walk students held a moment of silence and read poems in support.
Students say they hope their actions have positive impacts on the community and they say they are hoping to see change soon. The compassionate demonstration was brief and students returned to class at the conclusion of the 17 minutes, one minute for each of the 17 victims killed last month. The M.E.T.S. community offers our deepest and most heartfelt sympathy to all those that have been lost or affected by school shootings.