SASS and Students Walk Out of City High on Anniversary of Sandy Hook


At exactly 2:26 in the afternoon, City High students stopped, put down what they were doing, and walked out of their classrooms. Congregating outside, over 100 students slowly gathered, ready to march downtown to the old capitol in commemoration of the sixth anniversary of Sandy Hook.

The walk-out was organized by SASS (Students Against School Shootings), the student-formed group that began in response to the Stoneman-Douglas shootings. Leaders Shoshie Hemley ’21, Phoebe Chapnick-Sorokin ’19, and Nina Lavezzo-Stecopoulos ’20 led the group in chants as they walked away from the school, the flag fluttering at half-mast in the receding distance