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CHS, other schools participate in walkouts
CHS Walkout Web
CHS Student Body President Ryann Buckelew (left) reads off one of the 17 names of victims of the Feb. 14 Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Fla., during a special walkout program Wednesday morning in the CHS gym. Principal Dan Matthews assisted Ryann with spacing out each name by 17 seconds as other students listened quietly. The program was one of several held around the district in remembrance of the victims. - photo by Martin L. Cahn
Most of Camden High School’s (CHS) student body walked out of their second block classrooms at 10 a.m. Wednesday. In a mostly orderly fashion, monitored by Principal Dan Matthews, Assistant Principal Lesley Corner and other administrators, they walked to the CHS gym and filled the bleachers on one side. In a short program wholly put together by students, they decided -- rather than hold signs or make speeches about guns and gun control -- to remember the 17 students and staff killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., during a school shooting exactly one month earlier on Feb. 14.