Students stand up for school safety in national walkout (55 images)
Students across the United States walked out of their classrooms in protest of gun violence one month after a gunman killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., on Valentine's Day.
Local area students participate in the National School Walkout protest for school safety, at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday. The youth-organized protest is to bring attention to school safety, protest gun violence and to honor the 17 victims of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI
Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., holds the hand of Matthew Post, a student member of the Montgomery Country, Md., Board of Education, as they speak at the rally. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI
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