'Enough is enough' | Students protested at White House and Capitol

'Enough is enough' | Students protested at White House and Capitol

'Enough is enough' | Students protested at White House and Capitol

We asked whether you thought students who participated in National Walkout Day Wednesday were making a point with their 17-minute, nationwide walkout from school, or whether it was a pointless endeavor.

It wasn't the shooting last month at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that spurned senior Emma Hughes into organizing a school walkout in Brunswick.

FILE - Protesters rally against gun violence on the steps of the old Florida Capitol in Tallahassee, Feb 21, 2018.

Myers Park High School in Charlotte will be participating in the walkout.

Alternatives to the walkout were held in other schools in Northeast Nebraska.

A student carrying a "Trump" flag was assaulted in Minnesota during the National School Walkout Day.

Finally, Katelyn Tsai read the names and ages of the 17 victims recounted the details of the Parkland shooting in Florida and then lead the moment of silence.

Students gathered in the stadium, some with signs, to protest gun violence. "I didn't expect people to be so passionate about it". Others said there was police presence outside their school to prevent them from leaving.

"A bunch of people lost their lives and some people in elected offices don't seem like they want to do anything about it, and the people who do want to do something about it aren't being listened to", he said.

Berry says, "I was over there and I was singing with my friends and I was crying because I could just think you know I don't want to be a statistic nobody wants to be a statistic".

Students filled the school's football stadium for the rally.

'Enough is enough' | Students protested at White House and Capitol
'Enough is enough' | Students protested at White House and Capitol

The Antioch High School principal planned Thursday's protest.

Here in Hunterdon, North Hunterdon High School students were allowed to walk out of class at 10 a.m., said school district Communications Coordinator Maren Smagala.

The protest lasted 17 minutes, one minute for each person killed in last month's mass shooting. The walkouts have drawn support from companies including media conglomerate Viacom, which said it will pause programming on MTV, BET and all its other networks for 17 minutes during the walkouts, and students will temporarily take over MTV's social media accounts.

"I'm kind of scared to go to school because what happened in Florida", Aaron Stinchcomb said. Hungry to make a difference, the students approached administrators with a plan, she said.

"I don't have the ideal solution or answers, but we can all agree that 122 dead since Columbine is a statistic that demands change and that's the point of today's walk", Elliott said. If it goes longer, it would be treated differently. "When it happens, we follow the same behavior and safety guidelines for all students involved". "That's what we're going to look at when we're monitoring this".

A student posted these videos of the outburst.

He received support from people all across the political spectrum, he said.

"We started getting complaints from parents- we didn't reach out to them, they reached out to us, that their children were being bullied and coerced into taking part some of these events", said Jim Wallace of the Massachusetts Gun Owners Action League.

At South High, students demonstrated outside behind the school.

"People could still get their hands on guns", one student said.

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