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Local students join national walkout


High school and junior high school students stand in silence, joining a national walkout. - Scott Hunter photos

It's something you rarely see: a large group of high school and junior high school students standing together, not saying a word.

That happened March 14 in the parking lot at Lake Roosevelt Junior/Senior High School amidst light rain, puddles and heavy reflection for 17 people who died in a Florida school shooting Feb. 14.

The students had left the school, joining in a national walkout organized by students and either tolerated, encouraged or forbidden by their local schools, nearly 3,000 of them.

Two girls holding a large poster told The Star the event at Lake Roosevelt was student-organiz...

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