Some Lubbock High students to join in climate strike

Some Lubbock High students to join in climate strike

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LUBBOCK, Texas -

Some Lubbock High students plan to skip sixth period Friday, in solidarity over climate change. It's part of similar strikes planned all around the country.

Students are meeting a little after 1 p.m. in the Westerner Plaza. The organizers of the strike say they expect as many as 100 students to join them.

"While it may seem that students don't really talk about these sort of things, that it really is important for them to do so," senior Fawwaz Shoukfeh said.

"The future of our nation is actually in our generation's hands, and thus, it is important for us to do these sort of things. Sorta stand up, voice our opinions and stand up for what we believe. Because, after all, in 40 to 50 years, this is going to be a world that we are leaders of and we are in charge of."

The organizers say they are aware of the consequences of their actions, which, they say, can include suspension. Their goal is education of climate change, something they say starts with just a few people with the determination to educate others on the cause.

 

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