LOUISVILLE (WHAS11) – Students at duPont Manual High School participated in the National School Walkout that happened across the country to protest gun violence.
Students from almost 3,000 schools were marking National Walkout Day, most by leaving their classrooms at 10 a.m. local times to show solidarity for the 17 killed in the Valentine's Day attack at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, according to USA TODAY.
At duPont Manual students held a sign that said, "We Stand with Florida."
The walkouts were scheduled to start at 10 a.m. Wednesday. The walkouts were supposed to last 17 minutes to represent the victims of the Parkland, Fla. school shooting.
SKY11 also flew over Atherton High School on Wednesday. Multiple students participated there as well.
Some school districts in Kentuckiana did not allow students to take part in the National School Walkout but they were going to allow their students to voice their opinions in other ways.
Oldham County Schools were going to allow the students to voice their support during their EDGE Sessions on March 14.
Bullitt County Public Schools were also going to let students protest gun violence by other means.
Bullitt County Public Schools didn't feel it was safe for students to just walk out of the school, according to a letter the superintendent posted to Facebook on March 12. So principals were tasked with working with student leaders and advocates to find other means of protest like the following: writing letters, public service announcements, a moment of silence for those affected by violence, and random acts of kindness toward others.