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The Latest: a Number of students face suspensions after walkout

The Latest in the national student walkout to protest against gun violence (all times are local):

4:45 pm

Fifteen North Carolina students are suspended for walking out of class during a national protest against gun violence, but their client is also to be commended for their resolve.

WITN-TV in Greenville reports that 16 students at North East Carolina Prep School in Tarboro walked out of class Wednesday.

Principal Phillip Lampron told the students that if they return to the classroom immediately, they would not be punished. A student returned, but the other 15 were given in school suspensions.

Lampron said he told the students he was proud of them for standing up for what they believed in and faced the consequences.

Elsewhere, a student in New Mexico, faced suspension after he was only a walk of a suburb in Albuquerque at the high school.

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12:01 pm

Tens of thousands of students have walked out of their classrooms to demand action on the gun violence on school and safety.

The demonstrations were some of the largest students in decades and extended from Maine to Hawaii as students at the youth-led wave of activism by the Feb. 14 massacre at marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in parkland, Florida.

Students in the US bowed their heads in honor of the dead. They carried signs with messages like “Never” and “Am I next?” And they railed against the National Rifle Association and the politicians that support it.

In some schools, hundreds of students poured out. In others, only one or two ran into battle with the administrators.

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