Students walk out in Northeast Ohio to protest gun violence

CLEVELAND-- Students across Northeast Ohio joined nationwide demonstrations against gun violence in response to last month's massacre of 17 people at Florida's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

At Firestone Community Learning Center in Akron, students spoke to their classmates about common-sense gun laws and urged action from local lawmakers. Nearby, adults held signs that read, "Students, we support you!" and "Stop gun violence now."

It was a similar scene at Elyria High School. There, a large group of students wore shirts that said, "Student lives matter," while their signs read, "We stand with Parkland," "Thoughts and prayers don't save lives" and "Are we next?"

FOX 8  crews were also at Lakewood High School, where students filed into the stands of the football field for speeches from their classmates.

Media was not allowed at walkouts at Avon High School, Solon High School, Twinsburg High School and Magnificat High School.

At Mentor High School, students stayed in class while officials read the names of the Parkland victims. It was followed by a moment of silence.

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