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School Walkout Day honoring Fla. shooting victims

Pittsburgh-area students joined more than 3,000 protests nationwide for the National School Walkout, calling for stricter gun control laws and to honor the victims of the school shooting in Parkland, Fla., last month. The walkout occurred at 10 a.m. local time, and continued for 17 minutes, one minute for each of the victims killed Feb. 14 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

Keaura King leads her classmates in a moment of silence during the Woodland Hills Students Against Gun Violence Walkout on Wednesday, March 14, 2018, in Carnegie. The students joined a national student effort to bring attention to gun violence and gun control reform. (Andrew Rush/Post-Gazette)
Pittsburgh School for the Creative and Performing Arts students Ian Aiken, left, 14, of West End and Aiden Magley, 15, of Point Breeze stand for a photo with #NeverAgain written in marker on their arms on Wednesday, March 14, 2018, at Market Square in Downtown. Students from the school walked out of class on the one-month anniversary of the Parkland, Fla. school shooting to call for gun control. (Stephanie Strasburg/Post-Gazette)
Joe Cannon, a senior at Woodland Hills High School, holds a sign listing the names of classmates killed in gun violence before a walkout held at the school on Wednesday, March 14, 2018, in Carnegie. The students joined a national student effort to bring attention to gun violence and gun control reform. (Andrew Rush/Post-Gazette)
Pittsburgh School for the Creative and Performing Arts students form a chain around their school as they join the #NeverAgain walkouts across the country to mark the one-month anniversary of the Parkland school shooting on Wednesday, March 14, 2018, in Downtown Pittsburgh. (Stephanie Strasburg/Post-Gazette)
Diamonique Grate takes a photo in the crowd while Jesse Sowell holds up a protest sign at the start of the “Walkout” in the courtyard at Taylor-Allderdice High School, Wednesday March 14, 2018, in Squirrel Hill. Nearly 1,000 Allderdice students joined other students across the country in the walkout. (Darrell Sapp/Post-Gazette)
Students participate in the Woodland Hills Students Against Gun Violence Walkout on Wednesday, March 14, 2018, in Carnegie. The students joined a national student effort to bring attention to gun violence and gun control reform. (Andrew Rush/Post-Gazette)
Students participate in the Woodland Hills Students Against Gun Violence Walkout on Wednesday, March 14, 2018, in Carnegie. The students joined a national student effort to bring attention to gun violence and gun control reform. (Andrew Rush/Post-Gazette)
Allderdice senior Dymon Booker holds up a sign as she is supported by the crowd at the start of the walkout against gun violence in the courtyard at Taylor-Allderdice High School, Wednesday March 14, 2018, in the Squirrel Hill. Nearly 1,000 Allderdice students joined other students across the country in the walkout. (Darrell Sapp/Post-Gazette)
Tamara Donald, left, Indeav Oneal, right, and about 800 other Penn Hills High School students joined students from across the country, Wednesday, March 14, 2018, to honor the shooting victims at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. (Nate Guidry/Post-Gazette.)
“Why should I be afraid to go to school?” asks the handmade sign of one of the Pittsburgh School for the Creative and Performing Arts students forming a chain around their school to mark the one-month anniversary of the Parkland school shooting on Wednesday, March 14, 2018, in Downtown Pittsburgh. (Stephanie Strasburg/Post-Gazette)
Lydia McGeehan, center, 16, of Sheraden joins her fellow Pittsburgh School for the Creative and Performing Arts students to form a chain around their school to mark the one-month anniversary of the Parkland school shooting on Wednesday, March 14, 2018, in Downtown Pittsburgh. The students stood in silence for 17 minutes to mark the 17 people killed in the massacre. (Stephanie Strasburg/Post-Gazette)
Gigi Lincoln of Spring Hill applauds with tears in her eyes as Pittsburgh School for the Creative and Performing Arts (CAPA) students walk out from school to mark the one-month anniversary of the Parkland school shooting on Wednesday, March 14, 2018, in Market Square in Downtown Pittsburgh. “I’ve had family and friends killed… that just shook me,” said Lincoln of seeing the students take to the streets for gun control. (Stephanie Strasburg/Post-Gazette)
Students participate in the Woodland Hills Students Against Gun Violence Walkout on Wednesday, March 14, 2018, in Carnegie. The students joined a national student effort to bring attention to gun violence and gun control reform. (Andrew Rush/Post-Gazette)
Students from Pittsburgh School for the Creative and Performing Arts (CAPA) form a circle in Market Square as they join the #NeverAgain walkouts across the country to mark the one-month anniversary of the Parkland school shooting on Wednesday, March 14, 2018, in Market Square in Downtown Pittsburgh. CAPA students started by forming a chain around their school and observed 17 minutes of silence before some students continued on to the public square a few blocks away. (Stephanie Strasburg/Post-Gazette)
Seventh-grader Christina Campbell, 12, of Brighton Heights shouts to her fellow Pittsburgh School for the Creative and Performing Arts (CAPA) students as as they join the #NeverAgain walkouts across the country to mark the one-month anniversary of the Parkland school shooting on Wednesday, March 14, 2018, in Market Square in Downtown Pittsburgh. CAPA students started by forming a chain around their school and observed 17 minutes of silence before some students continued on to the public square a few blocks away. Campbell said her desire to go beyond the school’s organized plan was fueled by “the anger that I have for everything that’s going on right now with the current events and the need for change.” (Stephanie Strasburg/Post-Gazette)