Students staged walk outs all over Florida in response to Parkland shootings. Here’s what it looked like.

Students at Gibbs High School hold hands as they gather for a moment of silence during a reading of the names of the 17 victims in the Parkland school shooting during the national school walkout on March 14, 2018. [DIRK SHADD | Times]
Students at Gibbs High School hold hands as they gather for a moment of silence during a reading of the names of the 17 victims in the Parkland school shooting during the national school walkout on March 14, 2018. [DIRK SHADD | Times]
Published March 14 2018
Updated March 14 2018

The national school walkout is taking place this morning across the nation and at a number of schools in the Tampa Bay area.

At Clearwater High, principal Keith Mastorides estimated that about 60 percent of the school’s 2,000 students walked out. Students gathered in the stands at the school’s stadium. A bell rang 17 times, once for each of the victims of the Feb. 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland.

The school chorus performed the song "One Voice."

At Gibbs High in St. Petersburg, hundreds of students, many of them holding hands, gathered in the school’s large quadrangle as principal Reuben Hepburn recited the names of the Parkland victims and read brief biographies of each one.

Times reporters and photographers are at other schools this morning.

Stay with tampabay.com for updates on today’s events.

 

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