On Monday, October 18th, the long-awaited “walk out of schools” across California in protest of the new vaccination protocol occurred, most noticeably in Southern California.
The movement initially gained momentum through social media platforms such as Instagram and Snapchat, hoping to reach an audience of high school students, and then their parents.
The change in class attendance numbers are nothing to be shocked about, but there were some areas that experienced a relatively acute dip in attendance.
The Fresno area school attendances were down to approximately the 90 percent range. Schools in San Diego experienced a 9 percent drop in attendance as well.
Needless to say, the protest was no hoax.
Parents who participated either believed that the vaccine was a threat, or simply did not want their children taking it until they knew more about it.
Regardless, the word “mandatory” is what fueled the walk out.