The second walkout was organized by the school's principal and only some students were allowed to attend.
A Columbine High School student holds a sign outside the school during a National School Walkout to honor the 17 students and staff members killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, in Littleton, Colorado, U.S. March 14, 2018.
LMC used the time as "a tribute" and a way to make a "call to action" LMC President Bob Kratchovil said. The family friend disputes that, saying it was a student council leader who stopped the fight. Through these walkouts we channeled all the anger, grief, fear and frustration we've been experiencing into something we believe will initiate change by providing a picture of the support gun control has to our lawmakers.
At Triumph High, students walked to the outdoor basketball court and observed 17 minutes of silence before returning to class. Rosales also gave a speech on gun violence.
There have been no arrests against any of the students involved as police continue to investigate what happened. Five minutes before 10:00 a.m. when the protest was to occur, the names, ages, and occupations of the victims were read over the intercom.
The students chanted, "Enough is enough!" and "Choose people over guns!" "No more gun violence". The wind was another issue, making it hard to hear what was being said by the speakers. "We're not going to let it stand in our way", he said.
Coming into adulthood and making a political debut was a common theme among the protests.
"They were very good with all of it and pretty much expected it would happen", said Reed.
"It's sad that it keeps happening like this and nothing is really changing", said Peyton Thornton, a student at Freedom High.
What does he hope his classmates and the community take away from the event?
According to the school's policy book, students being given corporal punishment should be "given an explanation of the reasons for the punishment and be given an opportunity to refute the charges, administered privately - i.e. out of sight and hearing of other students". He said he understands the need for order and thought that if students had left campus, some probably would have skipped out on the rest of the school day. "If that means gun control, that's what it means, but I think having an open definition that puts students first makes it more inclusive and not divisive". In his classes, they've been watching videos made by students in Parkland, Fla., he said, and they've discussed gun control laws.
Steele has played a part in a number of regulatory firearm bills in the State House, which she says never even get a hearing.
"I can deal with the afternoon detention for what they are standing up for".