Many students in the Fontana Unified School District took a stand against gun violence by participating in positive activities on their campuses on March 14, the district said.
Unlike some other school districts across the nation, the FUSD did not have widespread walkouts by students that were being coordinated on that day in protest of the shooting of 17 students in Parkland, Florida one month before.
Several students at Fontana A.B. Miller High School wore orange clothing to help promote safety, said Principal Moises Merlos.
"Some of the activities included an open mic opportunity in the theater, a letter writing area for students to write letters to elected officials, and a pledge signing station," Merlos said.
The FUSD activities were "very positive and peaceful," said Michael Garcia, director of family and community engagement for the district. Brief walkouts took place at some of the schools, he said.