Central Ohio Students Prepare For Third School Walkout

US students protest gun violence on anniversary of Columbine shooting

Students who leave campus could face disciplinary actions.

Students streamed out of high schools in Northeast Ohio, amounting to thousands at some locations.

Charlottesville and Albemarle County School administrators worked with students for the the march walk out, but this time say they need a letter from parents if students plan to walk out or be absent altogether.

The gravity of the high school shooting in Parkland, Florida, didn't hit Delaney Wilkinson until she had to write the names of the 17 students and adults who were killed in the attack.

ABC Action News reached out to school districts across the Bay area about the planned events.

Later, asked what she hoped her fellow students would take away from the walkout, Wilkinson spoke of just how important school safety has become, and the impact that young people can have just by speaking out.

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Rachel Hill, a current student at Columbine High School, with Ben Gelt, who was a senior at Denver East High School when the Columbine shooting happened in 1999. Head organizers listed on the page are generally students.

A group of students at Pella High School is uniting their voices as part of a national walkout event Friday.

After a mass shooting that killed 17 at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, in February, students have registered school walkouts at more than 2,000 locations. Therefore, VBCPS staff will neither encourage nor discourage students from taking part in a walkout, or, as the principal of Columbine High School suggests, honoring victims by taking part in community service. When students walked out in March, schools were usually aware of the plans. Columbine junior Kaylee Tyner says the shooting anniversary is a day to remember those lost in the shooting.

Local students are preparing for a peaceful protest Thursday.

Student organizers Ben Russell, Nathan Bryk, Lauren Anderson, Megan Troke, Hannah Vorderer and Jacob Ryan said in a statement the goal is to unite students as one voice to bring pressure for a change in the nation's gun legislation and to influence greater safety at the institutions they attend. As an unofficial consultant to schools hit by shootings because of his experience, he said he has always told them to consider what their community wants, rather than follow a template.

Pomp said Chapel Hill police officers have agreed to escort students to the rally on Franklin Street where speakers will demand that Congress and state lawmakers support universal background checks, raising the minimum age to buy a gun to 21 and bans on bump stocks and assault rifles among other stricter gun-control measures.

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