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PHOTOS: Local students walk out on 19th anniversary of Columbine shooting

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SPOKANE, Wash. -

Thousands of students across the country walked out of class on Friday to protest gun violence on the 19th anniversary since the shooting at Columbine High School. 

Freeman High School students walked out and held a moment of silence for the 12 students and one teacher killed in the Columbine shooting. Freeman student Sam Strahan was killed at the beginning of the school year during a school shooting. 

In Spokane Valley, Central Valley students also walked out. A group referring to themselves as the CVHS Alt Right were on hand to counter-protest. 

And students from Lewis and Clark walked out of class at 10:00 a.m. and marched into downtown Spokane for a rally at City Hall. 

Instead of walking out, students at Lake City High School in Coeur d'Alene chose to organize a panel discussion with local leaders in law enforcement and the school district. 

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Nationally, hundreds of students gathered in New York City's Washington Square Park on Friday chanting "the NRA has got to go!" and "Enough is enough."
  
A student from a Detroit-area high school marched through nearby streets chanting "are we next?" as they carried signs honoring the victims of several mass shootings.
  
In Atlanta, dozens of students gathered on the steps of the Georgia Capitol and rallied for gun control.
  
More than 2,700 walkouts were planned on the 19th anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting.
  
It follows a wave of activism in the wake of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida. Organizers urged students to leave class at 10 a.m. to honor victims of gun violence.

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