Hot – National Walkout To Honor The Dead & Call For Strict Gun Laws

Students at nearly 3,000 schools across the country plan to walk out during class this morning to honor the victims of the Parkland shooting and to call for stronger gun laws.  The walkout starts at 10 a..m. and will last for 17 minutes, one for each of the 17 victims.  In Palm Beach County, Superintendent Dr. Robert Avossa urges students to stay on campus because schools can’t protect them if they leave campus. 

BOCA RATON, Fla. (CBS12) — Walk outs are expected to begin nationwide this morning at 10 a.m. But, as students plan to ‘walk out’ for gun reform, the big concern for school administrators is safety.

Many local school leaders are encouraging students to stay on campus while others, like American Heritage in Delray Beach, are threatening lockdowns if students try to participate.

Marjory Stoneman Douglas plans to have their students and staff walk out to the football field at 10 AM and stand in silence for 17 minutes. But some students are planning a rally-style walkout from the school to the North Community Park in Coral Springs instead.

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