Upper Arlington students host walkout to remember Florida shooting victims

People visited a makeshift memorial in front of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland Fla

CRISTOBAL HERRERA EPA-EFE REX Shutterstock People visited a makeshift memorial in front of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland Fla

And at Grove City High School, some students gathered in the gymnasium for a moment of silence and a discussion about how to participate in a movement for change.

"The next person who dies because of an AR-15 will be on you", said Sheryl Acquarola, a student.

A spokesperson for the Osceola County School District said at this time students will not receive disciplinary action for the walkouts because they were peaceful. "Every student in America is furious". Their fears are real and they sense that unbridled gun ownership is more important than the safety of their generation. "We are petrified, paranoid, paralyzed with these kids".

Walkouts have been reported in various states, including Florida, Colorado, Minnesota and IL, where some school administrators said they were instructed to allow students to walk out peacefully, while others, like those in the eastern Texas city of Needville, said they had a zero tolerance policy toward such demonstrations.

"I am here to demand change from our government, because the lives lost, who shall not be lost in vain, shall then be used as a catalyst for change in our country today", Prado said.

On Thursday Lakota students are asked to wear Stoneman school colors as a sign of support.

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They are sending handwritten letters to students in Parkland, Florida.

Thousands more students across Florida walked out of class Wednesday in a show of support for the Stoneman Douglas survivors and their message. "Three people I looked to for advice and courage are gone but never forgotten, and for them, I am going to our state capital to tell lawmakers we are tired and exhausted of stupid gun laws".

"It was just so heartbreaking to see how many (voters') names were up there, especially after it was my school", said Sheryl Acquaroli, a 16-year-old junior from Stoneman Douglas.

Kashuv, Koerber and Feller rallied alongside scores of their classmates as well as hundreds of students from other schools at the state Capitol in Tallahassee this afternoon, calling for legislative action in the wake of one of the deadliest school shootings in US history.

Sheryl Acquaroli and Florence Yared are just two of the students that walked out of the Parkland school physically unharmed, but emotional traumatized.

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