Students walked out of classes on Wednesday in solidarity and response to the Feb. 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school in Parkland, Fla. which left 17 dead. Many students carried signs condemning the violence and calling upon politicians to take action on gun violence.

Clearwater High students observe a moment of silence in the schools stadium as they participate in the National School Walkout Day 3/14/2018 in honor of the 17 students and faculty who were killed in the Parkland Fl. school shooting one month ago. JIM DAMASKE | Times
Clearwater High students observe a moment of silence in the schools stadium as they participate in the National School Walkout Day 3/14/2018 in honor of the 17 students and faculty who were killed in the Parkland Fl. school shooting one month ago. JIM DAMASKE | Times
A student holds a sign while gathering for a moment of silence as school principal Reuben Hepburn reads the names of the 17 victims form the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting on National School Walkout day in the courtyard at Gibbs High School in St. Petersburg Wednesday morning. DIRK SHADD | Times
A student holds a sign while gathering for a moment of silence as school principal Reuben Hepburn reads the names of the 17 victims form the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting on National School Walkout day in the courtyard at Gibbs High School in St. Petersburg Wednesday morning. DIRK SHADD | Times
Chassad Searing, 13, sings
Chassad Searing, 13, sings "Lean on Me" during a vigil against school violence held on Wednesday, March 14, to honor the lives lost during a school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High in Parkland, Fla. on Feb. 14. MICHELE MILLER | Times
Pat Gibson holds a drawing of Meadow Pollack, a victim of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, as Valerie Davis holds a portrait of slain student Joaquin Oliver, while they stand outside of the school as part of a nationwide protest against gun violence, Wednesday, March 14, 2018, in Parkland, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
Pat Gibson holds a drawing of Meadow Pollack, a victim of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, as Valerie Davis holds a portrait of slain student Joaquin Oliver, while they stand outside of the school as part of a nationwide protest against gun violence, Wednesday, March 14, 2018, in Parkland, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
Students rally outside the Capitol Building in Washington, Wednesday, March 14, 2018. Students walked out of school to protest gun violence in the biggest demonstration yet of the student activism that has emerged in response to last month's massacre of 17 people at Florida's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Students rally outside the Capitol Building in Washington, Wednesday, March 14, 2018. Students walked out of school to protest gun violence in the biggest demonstration yet of the student activism that has emerged in response to last month's massacre of 17 people at Florida's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Kaelyn Bracco, 12, a sixth-grader at Westglades Middle School, participates in a walkout to protest gun violence, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, in Parkland, Fla., one month after the deadly shooting at nearby Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. (Matias J. Ocner/Miami Herald via AP)
Kaelyn Bracco, 12, a sixth-grader at Westglades Middle School, participates in a walkout to protest gun violence, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, in Parkland, Fla., one month after the deadly shooting at nearby Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. (Matias J. Ocner/Miami Herald via AP)
Students gather on their soccer field during a 17-minute walkout protest at the Stivers School for the Arts, Wednesday, March 14, 2018, in Dayton, Ohio. Students across the country planned to participate in walkouts Wednesday to protest gun violence, one month after the deadly shooting inside a high school in Parkland, Fla. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Students gather on their soccer field during a 17-minute walkout protest at the Stivers School for the Arts, Wednesday, March 14, 2018, in Dayton, Ohio. Students across the country planned to participate in walkouts Wednesday to protest gun violence, one month after the deadly shooting inside a high school in Parkland, Fla. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Multicultural Academy Charter School student Kayla Brooks, center, walks along with other students towards the school district's building as they participate in a walkout to protest gun violence, Wednesday, March 14, 2018, in Philadelphia, one month after the deadly shooting inside a high school in Parkland, Fla. (/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)
Multicultural Academy Charter School student Kayla Brooks, center, walks along with other students towards the school district's building as they participate in a walkout to protest gun violence, Wednesday, March 14, 2018, in Philadelphia, one month after the deadly shooting inside a high school in Parkland, Fla. (/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)
A woman holds a sign that reads
A woman holds a sign that reads "Am I Next?" during a student led gun control rally outside the Capitol Building in Washington, Wednesday, March 14, 2018. Students walked out of school to protest gun violence in the biggest demonstration yet of the student activism that has emerged in response to last month's massacre of 17 people at Florida's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Washington University School of Medicine students lie on the floor during a walk-out and die-in at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis on Wednesday, March 14, 2018. Events like these are being scheduled at medical schools across the United States to support the Parkland, Florida community and to call for action on gun control. (Austin Steele/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
Washington University School of Medicine students lie on the floor during a walk-out and die-in at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis on Wednesday, March 14, 2018. Events like these are being scheduled at medical schools across the United States to support the Parkland, Florida community and to call for action on gun control. (Austin Steele/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
Students participate in a walkout to protest gun violence at Lincoln Park High School in response to last month's massacre of 17 people at Florida's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Wednesday, March 14, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
Students participate in a walkout to protest gun violence at Lincoln Park High School in response to last month's massacre of 17 people at Florida's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Wednesday, March 14, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
East chapel Hill students hug as they take part in a student walkout on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 in Chapel Hill, N.C. Students across the country planned to participate in walkouts Wednesday to protest gun violence, one month after the deadly shooting inside a high school in Parkland, Fla. (Bernard Thomas/The Herald-Sun via AP)
East chapel Hill students hug as they take part in a student walkout on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 in Chapel Hill, N.C. Students across the country planned to participate in walkouts Wednesday to protest gun violence, one month after the deadly shooting inside a high school in Parkland, Fla. (Bernard Thomas/The Herald-Sun via AP)
Hillcrest High School junior Bret Gillespie, junior, call for teachers to be armed during a counter-protest as classmates participate in a walkout to protest gun violence, Wednesday, March 14, 2018, Idaho Falls, Idaho, one month after the deadly shooting inside a high school in Parkland, Fla. (John Roark/The Idaho Post-Register via AP)
Hillcrest High School junior Bret Gillespie, junior, call for teachers to be armed during a counter-protest as classmates participate in a walkout to protest gun violence, Wednesday, March 14, 2018, Idaho Falls, Idaho, one month after the deadly shooting inside a high school in Parkland, Fla. (John Roark/The Idaho Post-Register via AP)
Leah Zundel holds a sign as she and other students from Columbine High participate in a walkout to honor victims of gun violence, part of a nationwide day of protests, in Littleton, Colo., March 14, 2018. Students here planned 30 seconds of silence: 17 for the dead in Parkland and 13 for the dead on their own campus in the 1999 shooting that seemed to signify the beginning of a generation of school attacks. (Chet Strange/The New York Times)
Leah Zundel holds a sign as she and other students from Columbine High participate in a walkout to honor victims of gun violence, part of a nationwide day of protests, in Littleton, Colo., March 14, 2018. Students here planned 30 seconds of silence: 17 for the dead in Parkland and 13 for the dead on their own campus in the 1999 shooting that seemed to signify the beginning of a generation of school attacks. (Chet Strange/The New York Times)
Students embrace after joining hands while they gather for a moment of silence as school principal Reuben Hepburn reads the names of the 17 victims in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting on National School Walkout day in the courtyard at Gibbs High in St. Petersburg Wednesday morning. DIRK SHADD | Times
Students embrace after joining hands while they gather for a moment of silence as school principal Reuben Hepburn reads the names of the 17 victims in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting on National School Walkout day in the courtyard at Gibbs High in St. Petersburg Wednesday morning. DIRK SHADD | Times