About half of the Canandaigua Academy students came together Wednesday morning to commemorate the 17 people killed in the Feb. 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. All 17 names were read followed by a moment of silence for each person killed.
One by one, the names of the 17 people killed in the Feb. 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. were called through a speaker at Canandaigua Academy, followed by a moment of silence for each.
The school's buzzer sounded and another name was read — each in alphabetical order with some biographical information, personalizing their memories.
Superintendent Jamie Farr said about 600-700 kids — half the student body at the academy — participated in the school atrium with some upstairs looking over the side.
The all stood silently for the duration, some with heads bowed.
Canandaigua students walked out of their classrooms on a voluntary basis, but, because of the weather, did not walk out of school. They chose to mark the #ENOUGH National School Walkout with a commemoration of the victims, keeping politics aside for this event — one month after the Stoneman Douglas tragedy.
Students throughout the county and the country participated in different ways.
More coverage will be posted this evening and the full story will appear in the Thursday edition of the Daily Messenger.