Governor’s office – News release with photos – Gov. Ige joins student-led walkout at Pearl City High School

Posted on Mar 14, 2018 in Latest News, Press Releases

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige joined students at his alma mater, Pearl City High School, this morning to support their initiative to honor each of the 17 students and teachers who lost their lives at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.


At an assembly, the governor applauded the students for their leadership in planning and implementing the event and for addressing their concerns about school safety and gun violence. He also spoke about the common sense and reasonable steps Hawaiʻi has already taken to reduce incidents of gun violence.


“I’m proud of our students who have raised their voices. They can and will make a difference in increasing school safety and preventing gun violence,” said Gov. Ige.


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