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One-month anniversary of shooting carnage at Florida school to be marked with student walkout events in the United States
The school students in the United States are going to mark the one month-anniversary of mass shooting at Florida's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School of February 14 that left 17 people including students and teachers dead.

The anniversary is being organized as 'the March 14 walkout' for 17 minutes, one minute dedicated to each victim of the carnage. One can follow the event on Twitter @WalkoutEHS.

Meanwhile, a few days ago, the Florida House passed a legislation imposing new restrictions on firearm sales and permitting some willing teachers and staff to carry guns to schools for safety which comes into force after being signed by the governor of the state.

However, both the moves, passage of the legislation and the 'walkout' are being criticised by the well-meaning educators and educationists.

The educationists are saying that the 'walkout' event is turning children into thoughtless activists to skip school and fall into the trap of market forces by designing T-shirts, planning and organizing an event with proper material resources as an opportunity to piggy ride a tragedy for profit making and turn students into business-driven activists with designer banners.

Likewise, the passed legislation is being seen as a tool of increasing the sale of guns and other technology driven security equipment like more CCTV cameras, more security staff with gun and bulletproof vests, gun carrying teaching and non-teaching staff and bulletproof window glasses, school-wise hotlines and similar other ideas.

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