Ballard High Principal Keven Wynkoop estimated about 1,000 students attended the walkout, which has now concluded. Our earlier stream-of-event coverage follows below:
Inslee also encouraged students to register to vote. Sen. Reuven Carlyle and Rep. Noel Frame are also in attendance. Passing cars are honking in support.
“Donald Trump may be afraid of the NRA, but I tell you the Ballard Beavers aren’t afraid of the NRA,” said Governor Inslee.
Inslee said he’s the “proud son of a Ballard Beaver.”
“Too many underestimate the power that we as teenagers hold,” says Ally Rice, a Ballard High freshman at the podium. “This time has to be the last time.”
— Graham Johnson (@GrahamKIRO7) March 14, 2018
The governor has arrived.
Students are walking out, horns are honking and people are applauding.
Kids are beginning to walk out of their classooms at Ballard High. Car horns honking, adults clapping. pic.twitter.com/2SIAtPAI7r
— Sydney Brownstone (@sydbrownstone) March 14, 2018
Governor Jay Inslee is joining Ballard High students in a walkout at 10 a.m. We’re updating this post with photos from the event.
(Photos from Tom Brew / @thomasbrew)