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The Latest: Las Vegas students together nationwide walkout

PARK, Fla. – The Latest in the national student walkout to protest against gun violence (all times are local):

2:30 pm

In Las Vegas, the home of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, with more than 350 students left classes as part of a national school walkout and rally on the steps of the oldest high school with signs reading “enough is enough” and sings like “the NRI’s to stay away.”

Tanya Abarico, a Las Vegas Academy of the Arts junior, noted the Oct. 1 mass shooting in Las Vegas and said: students like the policy and reform, no thoughts and prayers.

President of the student council Darian Fluker invoked shootings at Columbine High School in Colorado in 1999, at Sandy Hook elementary School in Connecticut in 2012, and the Feb. 14 shooting at marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida. They called the walkouts a march for which the student lives.

The nationwide walkouts, the biggest demonstration yet of the student activism that has emerged after the massacre at marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Feb. 14 in the Park, Florida.

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1:45 pm

The National Rifle Association has a defiant tweet containing a picture of an assault-style rifle and a note saying: “I will make my own weapons, thank you.”

The tweet is posted on Wednesday morning, as students around the country staged school walkouts to protest against gun violence. The NRA has come under increasing criticism since last month’s shooting at a Florida high school who killed 17 people. The gunman in that shooting with an AR-15 assault rifle.

The nationwide walkouts, the biggest demonstration yet of the student activism that has emerged after the massacre at marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Feb. 14 in the Park, Florida.

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1:15 pm

Students at Columbine High School in Colorado participating in the national school walkout to protest gun violence.

About 250 students left school and gathered at a football field next to the building on Wednesday.

They loved the red, white and blue balloons and released them as they read the names of the 17 people killed last month in Florida, marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, the worst high school shooting since the 1999 massacre at Columbine.

The names of the 13 people killed in Columbine were also read for the students observed a moment of silence.

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1:15 pm

An Arizona lawmaker who survived a mass shooting in which former Congresswoman Gabbie Giffords was seriously injured saluting students who participate in national school walkouts about gun violence.

State Rep. Daniel Hernandez said in a Twitter message Wednesday that he is “in solidarity with all the young people walking to demand action on armed violence.”

Hernandez also said in his Twitter message that he remembered now that young people are not only the future, but also what he called “vital voices NOW.”

The Tucson Democrat was an intern for Giffords in 2011 when he helped her immediately after she was shot in the head at a client event in the Tucson area.

The nationwide walkouts, the biggest demonstration yet of the student activism that has emerged after the murder of 17 people at marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Feb. 14 in Florida.

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12:50 pm

Hundreds of students from the Washington area are rallying on the Capitol to urge stricter gun control laws.

The rally was part of a nationwide school walkout to protest gun violence after the murder of 17 people at a Florida high school in the last month.

Fifteen-year-old Chloe Apple Gaithersburg, Maryland, held a sign that said, “Fix this before I texted my mother from under a desk.”

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and other lawmakers spoke to the crowd. The biggest applause by far was for Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. Students chanted his name and nearly drowned out his speech.

The walkouts are the biggest demonstration yet of the student activism that has emerged after the murder of 17 people at marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Feb. 14 in Florida.

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12:50 pm

In the northwest of New Mexico, where two students were shot by an armed intruder at their high school in December, hundreds of their classmates gathered at the Aztec High flagpole for a “walk-up” instead of a walkout.

The student council had asked the school administrators for time on their agenda Wednesday, so they could honor of the 21 students who have been killed in school shootings in the past few months —including their classmates — and to talk about 21 collateral that they can take to make their campus safer and to get involved.

Principal Warman Hall said the students wanted to feel, but do not want a controversial political debate or a demonstration.

The nationwide walkouts, the biggest demonstration yet of the student activism that has emerged after the murder of 17 people at marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Feb. 14 in Florida.

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12:50 pm

A student at Kell High School outside Atlanta, says the principal had threatened students with discipline and said that she could be in danger since the time of the nationwide protest was widely known, and someone might try to harm outside of the school.

Freshman Kirsten Martin said the students were scared of the possible punishment, so at 10 pm we simply, as if it were a normal day.”

Despite the threat, three students from the Marietta, Georgia, school ran for the 17 minutes of the protest and then went back inside.

The walkouts are the biggest demonstration yet of the student activism that has emerged after the murder of 17 people at marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Feb. 14 in Florida.

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12 hours

A nor’easter that dropped 2 feet (0.6 metres) of snow in some places in the Northeast closed, Massachusetts schools Wednesday, she plans to take part in a nationwide school walkout to protest gun violence.

But the students were still in action. Hundreds of them gathered at a Boston church before a planned march to the statehouse, where they plan to lobby lawmakers to pass legislation aimed at due to gun violence.

Esmay Price Jones, a Somerville High School freshman, said a Park in Florida, students began with a movement they hope will result in a meaningful change.

The walkouts are the biggest demonstration yet of the student activism that has emerged after the murder of 17 people at marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Feb. 14 in Florida.

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12 hours

At some schools, pupils are not outside, but instead lined the corridors, standing in the silence and the wearing of the school colors of marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, which is the site in the last month’s mass shooting that 17 people were killed.

Others gathered in the school gyms and auditorium.

In Goshen, Indiana, student formed a heart on the football field. In Yarmouth, Maine, students ran despite the freezing cold and the snow.

The walkouts are the biggest demonstration yet of the student activism which was formed after the Feb. 14 massacre in the Park, Florida.

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11:30 pm

In Washington, more than 2,000 high school age protesters observed 17 minutes of silence outside the White House as part of a national school walkout to protest gun violence.

An organizer countdown of the seconds to 10 hours, and the protesters brought the 17-minute sitting on the floor with their back to the White House as well as a nearby church bell struck.

The walkouts are the biggest demonstration yet of the student activism that has emerged after the murder of 17 people at marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Feb. 14 in the Park, Florida.

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11:05 pm

A number of students at an Ohio high school that had a shooting last year joined the nationwide student walkouts to protest against gun violence, despite the fact that warned they could face detention or more serious discipline.

The Springfield News-Sun reports on 10 students leave West Liberty-Salem high School as a group of supporters to the other side of the street cheered Wednesday.

Superintendent Kraig Hissong said campus is not the place for political demonstrations and it is not in the district of the importance to endorse and political movements.

Students from Kell High School in Marietta, Georgia, were also warned against participation in the national walkout. The police even patrolled outside the school. Nevertheless, three students walked out for the 17 minutes of the protest and then went back inside.

The nationwide walkouts, the biggest demonstration yet of the student activism that has emerged after the murder of 17 people at marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Feb. 14 in the Park, Florida.

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10:45 pm

In the midst of a nationwide school walkout, students at the school, where a gunman killed 17 people gathered on the campus football field one month after the shooting to protest gun violence.

The group of marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students shouted “MSD! MSD!”, and that in a group hug on Wednesday morning.

The high school students rallied to continue to put pressure on the federal lawmakers to enact gun control legislation. The rally comes less than a week after Florida Gov. Rick Scott took the students ‘ actions in the signing of a bill, that new restrictions on guns.

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10:35 pm

The police outside Atlanta patrolled Kell High School, where the students were threatened with unknown consequences if they participated in the nationwide walkout to protest against gun violence.

A British couple and their dogs went to the school to try to encourage students, but they were threatened with arrest by the police if they are not of the campus in Marietta, Georgia.

The nationwide walkouts, the biggest demonstration yet of the student activism that has emerged after the murder of 17 people at marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Feb. 14 in the Park, Florida.

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10:35 pm

Hundreds of students at Parkland High School outside of Allentown, Pennsylvania, ran out of class and walked to the auditorium for a rally called #parklandforparkland.

That the school and marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in parkland, Florida, share more than a name.

Stoneman Douglass freshman Daniel Duff, who survived the shooting by hiding in a closet, but lost seven of his friends, is the cousin of Collin and Kyleigh Duff, who are brother and sister and go to a Park High in Pennsylvania.

The Duff brothers and sisters have the sale of #parklandforparkland bracelets, raising more than $10,000 for the Florida shooting of victims, and Daniel Duff described what it was like to live through the shooting in a video that was shown at the rally.

Parkland High students called for stricter gun laws, read a short biography of each of the 17 photograph of victims of the last month of the shooting and observed a moment of silence at 10 a.m.

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10:25 pm

Viacom is the suspension of all programming on the networks for 17 minutes of the students across the country walk out of school Wednesday to protest against gun violence.

The suspension coincides with the National School Walkout, which began at 10 a.m. The company’s networks include MTV, BET, Comedy Central and Nickelodeon, among others.

The walkouts are the biggest demonstration yet of the student activism that has emerged after the murder of 17 people at marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Feb. 14.

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10:25 pm

In East Chapel Hill High School in North Carolina, students held a session to discuss gun violence in addition to joining students around the country in a walkout.

The students were wearing orange T-shirts emblazoned with an overview of the state and “#enough.”

Senior Talia Pomp and ceremony was the handing out of the shirts. She said that she was working to prevent a repeat of the shooting at a school in the Park, Florida, in the last month in which 17 people were killed.

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10:25 pm

A director says that students at an Ohio high school that had a shooting last year could face school detention or more serious discipline for leaving the classroom to protest against gun violence in conjunction with a nationwide student walkouts Wednesday.

West Liberty-Salem Superintendent Kraig Hissong tells the Springfield News-Sun that the campus isn’t the place for political demonstrations. Officials there warned students they could face consequences for walking, but some teenagers say that it is not to scare them off.

The walkouts are the biggest demonstration yet of the student activism that arose after the murder of 17 people at marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Feb. 14.

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10:15 pm

Students flocked from marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in parkland, Florida, as part of the nationwide school walkout against gun violence.

The school was the site of a shooting last month in which 17 people were killed and spurred a protest movement advocates for tighter gun control and stronger school security.

The students walked out at 10 a.m. and is scheduled to stay for 17 minutes, one for each victim of the shooting.

In an online live stream, David Hogg, a senior at the school who has become one of the public faces of the protests against gun violence, criticized politicians for not doing more as he walked to the middle of a mass of people.

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10:05 pm

In Washington, thousands of students who are on Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House, holding colorful signs and cheering in support of gun control.

The Wednesday morning demonstration comes as students across the country stage walkouts to protest against gun violence in the aftermath of a deadly shooting at a Florida high school who killed 17 people.

The students in the front of the White House sang, “Hey, hey, ho, ho. The NRA has got to go!” and “What do we want? Gun control! When do we want that? Now!”

Trump was on a trip in Los Angeles and was not in the White House during the demonstrations.

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10 hours

In schools across the country Wednesday, the students began a walkout to protest gun violence.

It is the largest demonstration of the student activism that arose after the murder of 17 people at marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in parkland, Florida, last month.

The protests have drawn mixed reactions from school administrators. While some applaud the students for taking a stand, others threatened discipline.

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1 hour

Thousands of students in the U.S. it is expected that they their brushes down and walk to school to demonstrate against gun violence.

Organizers say nearly 3,000 walkouts are planned in the largest demonstration yet of the student activism that has emerged after the murder of 17 people at marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

The protests have drawn mixed reactions from school administrators. While some applaud the students for taking a stand, others threatened discipline.

Some students say that they do not care about the consequences, the issue is too important to remain silent.

Kara Litwin is a senior Pope at the high School in a suburb of Atlanta. She says change never happens without backlash.

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Find all the AP ‘ s coverage on the walkouts and the Park, Florida, to shoot at: https://apnews.com/tag/Floridaschoolshooting

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