Much has been said in the last few weeks following the tragic school shooting in Florida. Much has been said on guns, gun control, Second Amendment rights, mental health issues, emergency responder response, and more. In the aftermath, for the first time, students have taken center stage — not because they were victims, which they were, of course — but because they were survivors. They are angry, they are frightened, and they want it to stop. They have every right to feel that way.
How they go about expressing those feelings has also been the subject of plenty of commentary. Locally, things began with a rally in Ridgefield late last week, which is documented in our story on page 1A. Later this month, Wilton High School students plan to walk out of class for 17 minutes on March 14, the one-month anniversary of the shooting, to commemorate the 17 lives lost. It is part of a greater movement in which many schools are expected to participate.