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8 Most Inspiring Moments From Today's National School Walkout


Students across the country are taking a stand for gun control.

By Sharon Lynn Pruitt

Children are our future—and these past few weeks, they've taken control of it. Today, March 14, students all over the United States protested, taking a radical stand for gun control.

1. Atlanta students of this high school took a knee when they were banned from walking out

Students at Booker T. Washington High School in Atlanta, Georgia were threatened with being “severely punished” if they participated in National Walkout Day. As many as 100 students on each floor of the school took a knee in honor of the victims of the Parkland shooting, The Hill reports.

2. “Enough is enough.”

Students at Granada Hills Charter High School in California walked out of class and gathered on the football field to spell out the word “ENOUGH.”

3. Students gathered outside a Trump hotel with a message

A crowd of high school students gathered outside Trump International Hotel NYC with a chant — and a message — for the president, chanting "Hey hey, NRA, how many kids did you kill today?"

4. Even the little ones joined in

Children who look to be as young as 5 or 6 were photographed participating in the student walkout, with some wearing signs that read “Keep us safe in school” and “Say no to guns.”

5. Elementary school students ask for peace.

In Seattle, students at B. F. Day Elementary School gathered outside to make a peace sign on the playground.

6. This moving memorial.

At Venice High School, students place 17 orange carnations on 17 school desks in honor of the 17 victims of the Parkland shooting.

7. Silence outside the White House

In a massive show of solidarity, hundreds of students gathered to sit with their back turned to the White House in silent protest. 

8. Students gather at the Capitol

At the Wisconsin State Capitol, dozens of students marched into the rotunda chanting “Hey hey, ho ho, the NRA has got to go.”

(Photo: Getty Images)