RICHMOND, Va. — Thousands of students in Central Virginia and around the country walked out of class Wednesday as part of The National School Walkout. Both a memorial to the Florida high school shooting victims and a protest against gun violence, the walkout happened at 10 a.m. with students walking out of schools and universities for 17 minutes — one minute to honor each Florida victim.
Here at Atlee High, a group of nine students waked outside right at 10am for #walkout. An administrator almost immediately led them right back inside. @HanoverSchools had said their students could not leave school building for safety concerns. Multiple squad cars here too @CBS6 pic.twitter.com/Is0G2wGzEa
— Jake Burns (@JakeBurnsCBS6) March 14, 2018