Top Stories: Students Across North Texas Will Join School Walkouts Against Gun Violence | KERA News

Top Stories: Students Across North Texas Will Join School Walkouts Against Gun Violence

Apr 20, 2018

The top local stories this morning from KERA News: Thousands of students across North Texas are expected to walk out of school Friday as part of the National School Walkout.

It's the latest in a series of student-led protests following the February school shooting in Parkland, Florida. It's also the 19th anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting. 12 students and a teacher were killed.

Walkouts across the country will begin at 10, while others will be scheduled near the end of the school day.

Some students are also working with their school administrators to hold student-led assemblies or demonstrations on campus. 

Photo credit: The Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Other stories this morning: 

  • Former President George W. Bush and U2 frontman Bono shared the stage Thursday night at the Bush Center in Dallas. Bush presented Bono with the inaugural 'Medal for Distinguished Leadership' for his humanitarian work in the fight against HIV/AIDS in Africa.
  • The Bush Center's Forum on Leadership wraps up Friday night with a keynote speech from Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. In our Friday Conversation, we talk with Bush Center CEO Ken Hersh about the organization's fifth birthday. 

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