Photo Gallery: Students walk out to protest gun violence

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  • Students walk out of school at 8:10 a.m. on Friday, April 20, which marks the 19th anniversary of the Columbine shooting. Students all around the nation participated in the Walkout to call for action against gun violence.

    Media by Marta Mieze

  • For the duration of first hour, 102 students gathered to protest gun violence. Students joined together in nine minutes of silence for the 30 killed in Columbine and Parkland combined.

    Media by Marta Mieze

  • Tali Gorodetsky, junior, organized and led the Walkout. "Never in a million years would I have imagined that there would be a 100 people here," she said. "It shows that we have students who are willing to stand up for what they believe in."

    Media by Marta Mieze

  • Neha Checka, senior, was the first of seven student speakers at the protest. Other speakers included junior Natalie Heath and seniors Elliot Svirnovkiy, Tiffany Yoon and Madelyn Berzon.

    Media by Marta Mieze

  • Evan Del Carmen, senior, listens to the speakers before making his own speech. "We can't cave in to fear," Del Carmen said in his speech.

  • Sophomores Claire Vilbig and her sister Annie Vilbig hold a sign to call for stricter gun legislation.

  • Zach Lesmeister, senior, performed his poem, "Moments after they turn Pulse nightclub into an Art Gallery", regarding the Pulse nightclub shooting on June 12, 2016 in Orlando.

  • Seniors Cari Shearer and Devin Haas listen to Zach Lesmeister's poem on gun violence. Coincidentally, as a student at Forest Hills High School in Florida was preparing to walk out, he was injured by another student and is currently being treated for a gunshot wound to the ankle.

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