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Students Across Central Florida Participate in National School Walkout

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17 desks, one for each victim, at the Wekiva High memorial. Photo: Danielle Prieur

17 desks, one for each victim, at the Wekiva High memorial. Photo: Danielle Prieur

Dozens of schools across Central Florida participated in this morning’s National School Walkout. Students at Wekiva High School in Apopka, observed a moment of silence while victims’ names were read. Principal Michele Erikson says students needed to continue to enact positive changes in their schools.

“As they said the Baby Boomer generation, my generation might have stood by a little too much, and been politically correct. The Millennials are going to take matters into their own hands and move them forward.”

An Orange County Schools spokesperson says students were given the choice whether or not to participate in today’s events. A march is planned next month in Washington DC.

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Danielle Prieur

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Danielle Prieur grew up listening to her grandfather’s stories of swimming across the Detroit River from Canada and many other adventures. She’s been into storytelling ever since. She studied journalism at Northwestern University. She covers local and breaking news and is a backup host for "All Things ... Read Full Bio »