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Columbine joins nationwide school walkout

Author: Associated Press - March 14, 2018 - Updated: March 14, 2018

Fifteen-year-old Leah Zundel waves a placard during a student walkout to protest gun violence on the soccer field behind Columbine High School March 14 in Littleton. More than 250 students took part in the short protest at Columbine, the scene of a mass school shooting on April 20, 1999. (Photo by David Zalubowski, The Associated Press)

DENVER — Students at Columbine High School are participating in a nationwide school walkout to protest gun violence.

About 200 students left school and gathered on a soccer field next to the building Wednesday.

Some held homemade signs, including one that said “CO(Loves)FL”. They held red, white and blue balloons and released them as they read the names of the 17 people killed at Florida’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, the worst school shooting since the 1999 massacre at Columbine.

The names of the 13 people killed at Columbine were also read before the students observed a moment of silence.

Associated Press

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