VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — Pairs of shoes will begin showing up at a local congressional office, and high school students say it is all to prove a point.
Nearly 30 Virginia Beach students marched to Congressman Scott Taylor’s (R-Va.) office on Monday to push for a meeting.
First Colonial High School Junior Katelyn Monostori helped organize the protest as a part of the Young Democrats club.
“It’s very important to listen to our concerns as well,” Monostori said. She said her group has reached out to Taylor several times to be a part of town halls to talk about gun control following the Parkland High School shooting. Each time, their request goes unanswered, according to Monostori.
Now they are trying a different approach.
“We have 17 shoes with us to remember the 17 victims (at Parkland) We are going to be leaving shoes every week in his office just to remind him that we are not going anywhere,” Monostori said.
Congressman Taylor was not at his office when the students visited.
10 On Your Side reached out Taylor’s office for comment on the issues raised by the students and did not hear back as of late Monday night.