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From Mead to Lewis and Clark and across the state line to Coeur d’Alene High School, students across the region walked out of school for 17 minutes in a show of solidarity for both the survivors and the lives lost in the Parkland school shooting.

Students across Spokane area participate in nationwide school walkout

UPDATED: Wed., March 14, 2018, 10:51 p.m.

From Mead in the north to Lewis and Clark in the south and across the state line to Coeur d’Alene High School in the east, students across the region walked out of school Wednesday for 17 minutes in a show of solidarity for both the survivors and the lives lost in the Parkland school shooting.

In their own voice: Students offer thoughts about school walkouts

UPDATED: Wed., March 14, 2018, 10:28 a.m.

The Spokesman-Review asked local high school students to share, in their own words, why they plan to walk out of class Wednesday morning to demand stricter gun policies. Their reasons vary, but they all expressed one ultimate goal: Make schools safer.

Students ignite gun control debate at Cheney High School

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 21, 2018, 9:18 p.m.

Dozens of Cheney High School students left their classrooms when the clock struck noon Wednesday and staged an hourlong demonstration in subfreezing temperatures, joining a wave of young people across the country who are demanding tighter restrictions on firearms.

Spokane-area schools prepare for student walkouts demanding stricter gun control

Some of her classmates say it’s no use, that nothing can – or will – be done to prevent another mass shooting. But Christina Morrison, a junior at Freeman High School, says she’ll walk out of class on April 20, joining students across the country, to press lawmakers for stricter gun control. She said a few classmates plan to join her for the demonstration, and she hopes to rally more in the coming weeks.