Students from several North Texas high schools walked out of class Friday, taking part in a national walk-out supporting gun control activism.
The protests were planned for Friday to coincide with the 19th anniversary of the massacre at Columbine High School in Colorado. Since that time, there have been more than two-dozen deadly school shootings in America, including the Valentine's Day attack in Parkland, Florida.
Thursday, students in Frisco prepared for their protest. A few dozen teenagers met at a park in Frisco to make posters for the walkouts. Students from all nine Frisco high schools plan to participate.
“I want to be able to graduate with my classmates. I don't want anyone to be missing on the alphabet,” said Haley Ott, a senior at Frisco Centennial High School.
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Nationwide walkouts began at about 10 a.m.
Students who walk out do risk facing disciplinary action. What that means can vary from school to school.