Rochester area students join National Walkout movement

Students gather outside Roberto Clement School No. 8 Wednesday morning as part of the National School Walk Out. (WHAM photo)

Rochester, N.Y. (WHAM) - Hundreds of students in the Rochester area joined a nationwide movement Wednesday morning in protest of gun violence in the United States.

March 14 marked the National School Walkout. Students walked out of class for 17 minutes - one minute for each of the 17 people killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida on February 14.

Some schools allowed their students to walk out of the school building as part of the protest. Other schools allowed students out of class, but kept them inside the building for safety reasons. Other private schools held vigils and prayer services for 17 minutes.

Students at the World of Inquiry School and Fairport High School marched outside of their schools in the snow.

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