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Berks students show support for national School Walkout Day

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Berks students show support for national School Walkout Day

Berks students show support for national School Walkout Day

Governor Mifflin students were some of the few in Berks County who walked out of the building for the nationwide School Walkout Day.


Berks students show support for national School Walkout Day

County walked out of class this morning... >>rob vaughn: it's part of a nationwide effort.

Students staged wal?

Outs and rallies to honor the 17 victims of the deadly school shooting in parkland, florida, which happened one month ago today.

They also called for an end to gun violence.

>>wendy davis: we have live team coverage of today's wal?outs and events..

We'll start with katiera winfrey..

She is live at governor mifflin high school in shillington.

>>> katiera winfrey: governor mifflin students were some of the few in berks who actually walked out of the building.

For 17 minutes they stood below the flag.

Other schools participated in the wal?out by staying inside and doing activities.

Students say the point of it all is the same.

(no fonts) >>>reporter: students at governor mifflin high school exited in packs... the school is one of thousands in the country participating in national walkout day.

>>>john rouleau/mifflin student (01;18;53) "i wanted to go out there to show people that we are honoring the 17 victims and we were silent in order to make our voices heard."

>>>reporter: for 17 minutes they gathered below the flag pole to silently reflect on the 17 lives lost in the tragedy at marjory stoneman douglas high school in florida.

The day marks one month since the killings.

>>>ritik kabor/ governor mifflin student (01;19;45) "it was, it was empowering it was different something very meaningful not only us but people in florida."

>>>reporter: governor mifflin students opted for a simple stand.

While the sentiments were similar, exeter township high school students had a different take.

>>>davyahn singleton/studen t (00;04;35) "i knew it was a big problem and i was sad."

>>>reporter: instead of walking out, they stayed inside.

It was a compromise between staff and students.

>>>madison schlott/exeter student (00;09;36) "we can make a move we can make a change as long as enough of us make an effort."

>>>reporter: for about an hour students moved from letter writing stations to video recording stations... some leaving messages for state lawmakers... >>>kevin narvaes/exter student (00;13;15) "it means that they need to think about it more and any government official or any

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