Code Pink Wants To Remove JROTC From Schools After Parkland Shooting

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Progressive activist group CODEPINK is advocating for removing JROTC from schools after last month’s shooting in Parkland, Florida.

While students across the country participated in mass walkouts for gun control on Wednesday, CODEPINK tweeted that they want to remove JROTC and the NRA from schools, despite the fact that JROTC students saved lives during the shooting.

“We must pass gun laws, get JROTC and NRA out of our schools, and #DivestFromWar,” CODEPINK wrote.

Three JROTC students died during the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, including Peter Wang, who was shot while holding a classroom door closed to protect his classmates. Wang was posthumously accepted to the U.S. Army West Point academy in recognition of his bravery and sacrifice. (RELATED: West Point Posthumously Accepts Fallen Parkland JRTOC Student)

Other JROTC members shielded their classmates with kevlar mats, risking their lives in the process.

Despite the courage shown by these students, CODEPINK marched Wednesday with the message of removing the JROTC program from schools.

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