Students from several area schools will conduct a march on Wednesday, March 14, 2018, beginning at 10 a.m. to raise awareness about school safety and gun violence.
Students from Menlo Atherton High School, Menlo School and Sacred Heart School (among others) are expected to join the walkout and march from Atherton through Menlo Park and ending at El Camino Park in Palo Alto. The students plan to use Valparaiso Avenue, University Drive, Oak Grove Avenue and El Camino Real.
1,500 to 2,000 students may participate in this walkout and march.
Police will be on hand to assist with the safe and peaceful demonstration. Traffic is expected to be heavily impacted on all of the streets mentioned, especially on El Camino Real from Atherton to Palo Alto. Expect road closures, extended traffic delays and possible detours. Please take alternative routes to avoid congestion.
The City of Menlo Park, in cooperation with the Town of Atherton and City of Palo Alto, thank you for your attention and understanding as we work to ensure the safety of the students and the public during this peaceful demonstration.