L.A. Schools Prepare for Expected Student Protests on 1-Month Anniversary of Florida Shooting

As a 16-year-old in high school and a student of history, Axel Ortega faces a tough choice on Wednesday morning: Does he walk out of class at Garfield to take a stand or stay put? And if he walks out, does he leave his East Los Angeles campus?

Students participate in a protest against gun violence Feb. 21, 2018 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. (Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Axel’s principal and other administrators also have been pondering what choices Axel and other students will make...

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