Update: Nebraska students participate in nationwide walkout
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) —
Some Nebraska students walked out of class as part of a national school walkout to protest gun violence Wednesday.
Grand Island Senior High and Kearney High School were just two of the schools participating in the #Enough National School Walkout, honoring the victims of the Parkland, Florida high school shooting.
Students at both schools told NTV that their demonstration was not about guns, instead they used the time to introduce themselves to students they didn't know.
Students walked out of class for 17 minutes, one for each of the Parkland victims. The walkout has been organized by a youth branch of the Women's March.
Some districts are encouraging students to find a way to express their views that doesn't interrupt the school day. Other districts say students who walk out will receive an unexcused absence.
While three of Nebraska's largest school districts are on spring break this week, students from those districts are looking at getting involved in other events in the coming weeks.
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