Viacom Channels Went Dark For 17 Minutes In Solidarity With Students

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As students all over the country participated in #NationalWalkOutDay Viacom showed its support by having its channels go dark.

Viacom channels went dark for 17 minutes at 10 a.m. ET in solidarity with the students.

Today (Wednesday, March 14th), marks one month to the day that 17 students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, were murdered by a gunman with a semiautomatic rifle.

Pic Source: WCIU Chicago

Today’s nationwide walk-out kicked off with students in Eastern time zones leaving their classrooms at 10 a.m., and the wave of walk-outs followed, with an estimated 3,000 schools across the nation participating. In Colorado, Columbine High School students staged their walk-out and observed 30 seconds of silence – one second for each of the dead at Parkland and their own school.

In Chicago, both private and public schools students participated in the walkout.  Janice Jackson, CEO of Chicago Public Schools made a statement saying CPS plans to support the students and educators and will not pursue disciplinary action against the students who chose to participate, according to WCIU.