Students nationwide will walk out of classes to push for stricter gun control

From New York to Los Angeles, Maine to Texas, tens of thousands of students nationwide are expected to walk out of class this morning and participate in other actions to call attention to the effects of gun violence and call for stricter gun control laws.

The walkouts are expected to last 17 minutes to pay homage to the 17 people who lost their lives at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., exactly one month ago.

Students are hoping their show of unity will encourage lawmakers to take action to stop the steady drum of gun violence on campus after campus.

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