>>josh rultenberg: rob and wendy, each of the protests that took place around the country were held at 10 o'clock this morning and lasted 17 minutes in honor of the amount of victims who died in parkland.
>> nat nat walking >>reporter holding signs that read 'never again' and 'keep our school safe,' hundreds of students at quakertown community high school joined the thousands across the nation who walked out of school today.
Kayle funk, senior "you always see school as a safe place where they shouldn't be any violence or things like that yet everyone thinks it can't be there school but all those people thought it would never be their school" >>reporter students also held a moment of silence in memory of the 17 victims who were killed at marjory stoneman douglas high school.
The superintendent says he is proud of his kids.
>> dr. bill harner, superintendent, quakertown community school district 8:36:3} i think them excercising their right to free speech... that's a good thing.
That's a great message."
>>reporter at lehigh career & techincal institute in schnecksville, students dressed in red and formed the number 17 as they observed a 1?minute moment of silence.
Officials there say it's unfortunate what happened in florida and have students drill just in case something happens at lcti.
>>kurt adam, director of current techincal education, lcti "if you ask our kids anytime they're in the building, they're gonna tell you we feel safe coming to lcti.
We like it here.
We feel comfortable here.
It's still a challenge out there in the world today."
>>reporter in allentown..
One challenge kids at william allen high school dealt with was not being allowed to walk out without being marked tardy or absent.
Instead, the school allowed students to sit in the auditorium for an assembly on gun violence.
Andrea warren of allentown, who marched in washington d.c.
And philadelphia, demostrated outside the high school and was sad there weren't any students along side her.
>>andrea warren, allentown "i'm disappointed that the students frankly >>josh rultenberg: nationally, the three things students are demanding of congress: an assault weapons ban, universal background checks for all gun sales, and a law which would allow those who show signs of violent behavior to be disarmed.
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