AP Photos: Students across US walk out over gun violence

March 14, 2018
Boston area students chant on the Statehouse steps during a rally in Boston, Wednesday, March 14, 2018. As part of a nationwide school walkout, students from several Boston area schools, closed after Tuesday’s snowstorm, marched from a downtown church to the Statehouse to urge lawmakers to pass legislation aimed at stemming gun violence. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Students across the country and the globe walked out of school Wednesday to demand action on gun violence and to honor the 17 people killed in the Feb. 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High in Parkland, Florida. From campuses battling snowstorms to schools that have seen their own fatal shootings, students left their classrooms for 17 minutes — one each for the dead in the Florida rampage. In all, more than 3,000 walkouts were planned, organizers said.

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