In a document released by the Department of Education in the Spring the number of school shootings that happened in the U.S. during the 2015-2016 school year was reported, stating, nearly 240 schools had shooting related incidents.
The legacy of this faith connection was on full display Friday night, when the cathedral hosted an interfaith vigil for victims of gun violence, its archways bathed in orange light to match the featured color of the march.
The largest student protest in American history took place on Saturday. More than two million students and their supporters packed the streets in Washington, DC, and more than eight hundred other events in the US and around the world.
While thousands of students in the U.S. walked out of schools this week in honor of those killed in the shooting at Parkland, Florida, another school in Virginia used the walkout for a memorial and prayer time.