Roanoke students walk out hoping for new gun legislation

Students at the Governor's School in Roanoke walk out as part of National Walk-Out Day. (Photo: Annie Andersen)

ROANOKE, Va. (WSET) --Students from coast to coast walked out of school for 17 minutes Wednesday morning.

Over in Roanoke about 400 students at Patrick Henry High School took part in the walkout.

Most students went to the senior quad in the back of the school.

Students at the Governor's School walked to the front of their building, quietly gathering for 17 minutes before going back in.

Some parents came to watch and support the students as they took part in the peaceful protest.

Parent Jamison Reczak said this student student activism is really something special. "Extremely impressed. I don't know that I would have the courage to do something like that. I kind of quietly do my own thing, but I admire them. I admire their courage," Reczak said emotionally.

One student who took part in the walk-out said she's did it because she wants to see changes to gun legislation.

She said she's sick of lawmakers offering nothing but "thoughts and prayers" and wants to see them take action.

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