Tri-State students take part in nationwide school walkout

On Wednesday, students in the Tri-State and across the nation participated in a national school walkout event in response to school violence.

In the Tri-State, students at Evansville North High School walked around the building in recognition of the event.



Just outside of the Tri-State, in Marshall County, Kentucky, students there poured out of the high school as part of the nationwide event.

Two students were killed and over a dozen were injured at a school shooting at Marshall County High School in January.







Other events are being held around the nation in recognition of the event.

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Hundreds of Owensboro High School students stood along Frederica St. for 17 minutes Wednesday as a part of the event.

At Owensboro Innovation Academy, students remembered the victims of last month's shooting in Florida, held a prayer circle, and wrote positive messages for other students to make them feel more welcome.

Henderson County High School did not allow students to leave the building. Eyewitness News did observe people standing at the entrances and a car with flashing lights in the parking lot at the time of the planned walkout. We've reached out to the school about this and are awaiting further comment.

Castle High School students also took part in the walkout, but instead of going outside they gathered inside the school building.

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(This story was originally published on March 14, 2018)

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