Nationwide Mass Student Walk Out Over Gun Violence

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Above: National Walkout Day protest over shootings in schools on one month anniversary of Parkland killings at Georgetown University. By Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images.

Parkland protest Students from James Ferris High School held a banner during their walkout. By Julio Cortez for APParkland protest Students from James Ferris High School held a banner during their walkout. By Julio Cortez for AP

Wednesday, March 14, was one month after the Parkland school massacre in Florida. Students from more than 3,100 schools marked the event with a National Walkout day. Estimates are more than one million students walked out of their classrooms at 10:00 am.

Many students planned to walk out of class for 17 minutes — one for every person killed during the horrific mass killing. The students demanded gun law reforms to show solidarity with the students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida where the attack occurred on Valentine’s Day. The protests took different forms at different schools. Some students organized a lie-in with participants simulating being dead, others marched while others held rallies. Some schools were supportive while other schools threatened to punish the students.

Below are tweets and photos reporting on the events.

Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and Westglades Middle School in Florida. By Joe Skipper for Reuters.

Parkland protest in Sebastopol, CA by 8th grade class in Sunridge. Photo by Bill Shortridge.

In Parkland, Florida the Westglades Middle School walked out. By Mike Stocker for the South Florida Sun-Sentinel and TNS via Getty Images.

Parkland school protet on Natonal Walkout Day, Ballard High School
in Seattle, WA by Karen Ducey for Getty Images

Parkland protest in Phoenix AZ ar Brophy College Preparatory High School. By Ross D. Franklin for AP

A vigil in Allentown, Pennsylvania to remember those killed in Parkland, FL. Michael Rubinkam/AP