Scenes from the student walkout today in New York City, January 11, 2022. #StrikeForSafeSchools
“Our school conditions are not safe right now… there’s so many people sick & our mayor is not doing enough to protect us. We want the option to go remote. We want the choice to keep our bodies safe.” – Felicia, Bronx Science
The administration at Benjamin N. Cardozo High School locked down the campus so that students couldn’t join the walkout. This is the procedure meant for “active shooter” situations.
Partial list of schools participating: Brooklyn Tech (NYC’s largest high school); Lower East Side Prep; STAR Academy PS63 Stuyvesant HS; NESTM;
Columbia Secondary School CSS;
University Neighborhood High School;
Brooklyn Prospect Charter School; Heritage High School; HS for law, advocacy and community justice; Bronx Science; Fort Hamilton HS; Digital Tech & Cinema Technology; The Young Women’s Leadership School Bronx; The Young Women’s Leadership School Queens; Sunset Park HS; WHEELS; Beacon; Art & Design; Mott Hall V; Talent Unlimited Manhattan Village Academy; BASE Bronx; Bronx Academy for Software and engineering; Fashion Industries; Belmont Preparatory HS