Local group and students travel to Capitol, take part in Atlanta protests

Thursday, 22 Feb, 2018

The walkout is created to "demand Congress pass legislation to keep us safe from gun violence at our schools, on our streets and in our homes and places of worship", according to national organizers.

The students have set up an Instagram feed, @mcsnationalwalkout, where classmates at Enochs, Beyer and Gregori can sign up for Reminds to stay updated.

Students at Grove City High School held a similar demonstration in their gymnasium. HudsonValley360.com reports students at Catskill High say they will join the movement, calling on Congress to pass tighter gun control laws.

"It's really cool and powerful to see how they're using social media as a tool", Charman said of the students in Parkland, Florida.

Students at one Las Vegas high school staged a walkout to protest gun violence, despite a warning from administrators that missing class would make them ineligible for a day's after-school sports and activities.

100 Moses Lake High School students walked out of class Wednesday, exactly one week after the school shooting in Parkland, Florida. The students took turns addressing the energetic crowd until Mayor Jacob Frey arrived and encouraged their enthusiasm with his own.

MA has some of the strictest gun regulations in the nation and requires a specific license for anyone who possesses or carries a firearm in the state, as well as background check as part of that licensing process. "We've got a message for the gun lobby".

Midgett said he learned about the protest on an Instagram page that's popular with Hellgate students.

Tips include reassuring children that they are safe, emphasizing that schools are very safe, reviewing safety procedures and maintaining normal routines.

37-year-old Felipe Mack has been a security guard at Palmetto High for two years.

Wednesday's protest was worth missing class, said Lily Flanders, a sophomore at Southwest High School, as she quietly awaited the start of the march at Martin Luther King Park in south Minneapolis. "You've had your time, please return to fifth period", was said a few times but the students exited the confines of the school fence instead and began to march on the sidewalk surrounding the building.

"That right there shows they are scared", she said. "Don't be dismissive of us", she said.

Savannah Arts Academy Junior, Kaleigh Lamont, "were making sure that everyone know we don't want this to happen in Chatham County and we aren't going to let this happen in Chatham county". "When you hear a fire alarm, you don't know if it's for real".

Even though the students said they do not feel unsafe in their particular schools, they feel a sense of unpredictability about where the next school shooting could happen.