Students across CO join nationwide walkout

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It recommends that parents sign their students out of school for those 17 minutes or for the whole day.

Students at Fremont High School in Plain City left their classrooms at 10 a.m. and stayed in the hallways for 17 minutes.

Student leadership groups had worked with faculty members at several schools to organize events that would empower students on this day to let their voices be heard and keep them on campus. They chanted, "Hey hey, ho ho, gun violence has got to go".

This March 14, 2018 student walkout at Fairview High School in Boulder, Colorado was a tribute to the 17 victims of the Parkland Florida school shooting a month earlier and a call for elected leaders to impose stricter gun controls.

Some schools are threatening to suspend students for participating.

Fire alarms at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. sounded - causing some confusion as the school had practiced a fire drill just one day prior.

School districts across the state had different approaches to students walking out.

Meanwhile, a video showed the students at Centennial High School waving the Confederate flags towards those at their school who participated in actions.

MA has some of the toughest gun laws in the country, but some students say more can be done both at the national level and the state level. "This movement will hopefully give them the realization that we are the future, and that our lives deserve to be the goal that our nation unites around". Attendance was taken and if students were outside demonstrating, they were marked as absent.

At Tualatin High School, Hadley Carlberg, one of the organizers of that school's walkout, read a short speech. "I was extremely proud of all the students out there who did spend the 17 minutes reflecting on the lives lost and what that means to them".

"Vigilance is so important, and we can't stress that enough, on the parts of our students, and faculty and staff", Shaw said.

"When there is an event organized and there are a lot of students gathering together, there's a bit of a safety concern", Findlay said.

According to Greenbier Public School's policy book, students being given corporal punishment should be "given an explanation of the reasons for the punishment and be given an opportunity to refute the charges, administered privately - i.e. out of sight and hearing of other students".

A freshman, who asked to not be identified, said she participated in the walkout because children shouldn't be in fear of going to school.

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