Students all over the country are taking part in walkouts to commemorate the 19th anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting. The action in memory of the 13 victims comes on the heels of the March For Our Lives, where hundreds of thousands of people gathered in Washington, D.C. to protest gun violence and lawmakers who refuse to restrict firearms.
More than 2,500 schools are expected to have students take part.
In Parkland, some students walked out while others stayed in school to take part in service projects.
Digital Update: #MSD student @DavidHogg111 on #NationalSchoolWalkout https://t.co/RTpvll7XIB pic.twitter.com/41q7nrseNp
— CBS4 Miami (@CBSMiami) April 20, 2018
Washington, D.C.-area students have gathered at the White House.
Students with the #NationalSchoolWalkout in DC sit in silence across from the #WhiteHouse pic.twitter.com/6cFx9UguEV
— BrakktonBooker (@brakktonbooker) April 20, 2018
Young people have gathered in front of the White House. Not a sound, as names of gun violence victims are read aloud… #ENOUGH #NationalSchoolWalkout pic.twitter.com/z7u8hI9U6s
— Generation Progress (@genprogress) April 20, 2018
Students from Niskayuna, New York left school to head to a planned rally.
#NOW: Students from Niskayuna High School walked out and made their way to the town hall next door for a rally. A bus of Schenctady students will join them. #NationalSchoolWalkout pic.twitter.com/xXmZoQaodg
— Leanne DeRosa (@CBS6Leanne) April 20, 2018