Skip to main content

Minnesota students are planning to stage a walk-out Tuesday afternoon in protest of gun violence. 

Youth activists are encouraging students across Minnesota to participate in the walk-out, planned for 12:30 p.m., in the wake of the mass elementary school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, which saw 19 children and two teachers shot dead by an 18-year-old with an AR-15 style rifle.

In Minneapolis, a rally will be held by students who plan to advocate for more mental health resources and further restrictions on guns.

MN Teen Activists, a large youth-led community organizing group, says a press conference is planned at 1 p.m. before students march from Gold Medal Park to U.S. Bank Stadium, where they will hold a rally at 2:15 p.m.

"We all deserve to feel safe and protected while buying weekly groceries, or going to school to learn and build a future for ourselves," MN Teen Activists stated. "It is not normal to continue to have to mourn others whose lives were cut short." 

On Friday, Minneapolis Public Schools officials sent a message to parents, saying the district respects to the students' First Amendment right to peacefully assemble and will not discipline students for the act of peaceful protesting. 

"While MPS echoes the calls from students and many others for an end to gun violence, this event is not sanctioned by or affiliated with Minneapolis Public Schools," the district stated. 

"We acknowledge that our students and community have been deeply affected by the events in Uvalde, Texas, as well as the second anniversary of the murder of George Floyd," the district continued. 

Numerous youth-led protests have occurred across the country since last week's mass shooting. 

Next Up

Gov. Tim Walz and Scott Jensen.

Walz, Jensen clash over 'extreme' abortion views

The two clashed over the topic on Tuesday, following the Roe v. Wade decision by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Screen Shot 2022-06-28 at 12.24.27 PM

Movie filming brings memorable day for MN teen with leukemia

Ayotzin Limon-Millard was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia last year.

Screen Shot 2022-06-28 at 1.25.30 PM

Police trying to ID 'Playboy bandit' and 'no-pants raider' suspect

Police are calling the unidentified man "the Playboy bandit" and the "no-pants raider."

storm, severe, shelf cloud

Twin Cities under severe thunderstorm watch Tuesday afternoon

Large hail and damaging winds are the main threats.

Screen Shot 2022-06-28 at 9.27.30 AM

Famous Dave's family brings new BBQ biz to the south metro

The newest Twin Cities location is the first to offer wine slushies on the menu.

storm, shelf cloud, severe weather

Large hail possible with strong storms in eastern MN, WI

Watch the forecast update with meteorologist Sven Sundgaard.

Tony Evers, Wisconsin governor

WI governor vows to protect anyone charged with abortion crimes

“You think it’s bad now? The four Republicans that are going after me, one of them we’re going to beat, they are going to make it worse," Evers said.


Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Tuesday, June 28

The state will stop providing daily updates and move to weekly editions beginning Thursday, June 30.


Sports anchor Hobie Artigue announces FOX9 departure

Artigue has spent the past seven years covering Minnesota sports.

hennepin county medical center

Boy, 7, dies after being pulled from pool in south Minneapolis

The boy was pulled from a pool at a home in south Minneapolis.

Screen Shot 2022-06-28 at 8.32.18 AM

Nashville man leaving wedding shot in the face in Minneapolis

He was leaving a wedding when gunfire erupted near the Stone Arch Bridge Saturday night.


Abogados Café in St. Paul is the first law-themed coffee shop in America

The new business is Minnesota's first Latina-owned coffee shop.


Students and staff members with Minneapolis Public Schools gather for a rally in response to the mass shooting last week in Uvalde, Texas.

Twin Cities students, staff walk out in protest of gun violence

The protest is in response to the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas.

daunte wright

Minnesota students planning statewide school walkout Monday

Students at more than 100 schools plan to walk out Monday afternoon.

Students at 3 Minneapolis schools will walk out today in gun violence protest

It's the first of a series of walkout protests planned in response to the Florida shooting.

Annandale high school students walked out of class on Wednesday, June 1, 2022 in response to signs possibly being taken down that show support for the LGBTQ+ community.

Annandale students stage walkout to protest LGBTQ+ sign pushback

The walkout comes on the first day of Pride Month.

Students plan national walkout in protest over lack of action on guns

Two protests are being planned over the next two months.

amir locke student protest

Students walk out of school, protest killing of Amir Locke

The demonstration was organized by Minnesota Teen Activists.