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Pennsylvania students form the heart in honor of Florida victims during national walkouts

Garnet Valley High School in Glen Mills, Pa. a tribute to Park victims during national walkouts.

(FOX29 Philadelphia)

Pennsylvania high school honored the victims of the Florida school shooting during national walkouts by the lining of their backpacks to a shape of a heart.

Students at Garnet Valley High School in Glen Mills wanted to show their solidarity with the victims of marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting. On Wednesday, more than 3,000 school walkouts were planned in the U.S. and around the world.

The tribute comes a month after the alleged shooter Nikolas Cruz walked in the Park high school and opened fire, killing 17 people. Students were encouraged Wednesday to leave class for 17 minutes, every minute that a person who was killed.

The national walkouts were done to protest against armed violence and the call for new gun control measures. Students sang, “Hey, hey, ho, ho. The NRA has got to go!” and “What do we want? Gun control! When do we want that? Now!”

Some schools welcomed students for taking a stand on gun control, while other school officials threated discipline.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

 

Katherine Lam is a breaking and trending news digital producer for Fox News. Follow her on Twitter via @bykatherinelam

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