NAME: Lane Murdock
HOW IT STARTED:
Lane Murdock was born in 2002 in Texas. When she was four years old she moved to Ridgefield, Connecticut. She attends Ridgefield High School. The school is a 20-minute drive from Sandy Hook Elementary School, the site of the 2012 massacre in which 20 children and 6 staff members died.
HOW IT’S GOING:
After the shooting in Parkland, Murdock placed a petition to change.org asking people to protest the lack of responses that follow school shootings in America by participating in a walkout. The petition accumulated over 270,000 signatures. Murdock and fellow RHS students then set about organizing their nationwide walk-out with Indivisible.
“That America’s children are growing up in fear is something we’re not talking about,” said Lane, who recently turned 16. “No child should have to learn how to hide from a shooter.”