Several TCHS and TCMS students participated in the National School Walkout on Wednesday. Rather than leave the building, students chose a safer alternative and gathered in the gym. Led by seniors, Mary Williamson and Ella Aponte, the group remembered the victims of school shootings and were encouraged to have a voice in school safety and mental health policies. A few students held signs expressing their beliefs on gun control, but all were encouraged by their senior leaders to be more inclusive of other students. In her concluding remarks, Williamson challenged all those present to reach out to 17 people outside their normal circle of friends stating that getting to know, looking out for and being kind to one another was something everyone could do to positively affect school safety.