At Las Cruces High School, students held a moment of silence for 17 minutes, one minute to honor each of the victims.
"We hope school administrators will not discipline students for protesting and instead take this as an opportunity to engage in a discussion with students about the issues they are standing up for".
A Minnesota student holding a "Guns don't kill people, people kill people" sign was allegedly escorted off school property by the institution's principal and threatened with arrest.
"I have seen how gun violence has impacted schools and I wanted to prevent something like [what happened in] Parkland from ever happening at HHS", said senior Elizabeth Cautela, who helped organize the event.
"We know this is something they're doing - they took ownership of it", she said. "They are going to die", a student tells a dispatcher in another call, saying she can hear the shooter upstairs.
"What this was supposed to be is a memorial to the 17 kids who lost their lives in Parkland, and I just can't believe those 17 kids".
For 17 minutes, 250 to 300 Halifax County High School students walked out class Wednesday morning to support stricter gun laws and school safety.
Some Antioch High School students jumped on a cop auto Wednesday during what was supposed to be a peaceful demonstration for action on gun laws, according to police.
"It's showing the power of young voices", said sophomore Teia O'Malley, a student organizer.
But not every East student felt this protest was helpful.
Notre Dame High students held up signs demanding change.
"I think the tragedy in Florida, on top of all the other mass shootings that we've had in our culture, that the young people have been waiting for adults to do something about it and they're exhausted of waiting and they made a decision to take action themselves", Nation said. It's National Walkout Day, I'm the only one in my school out here. He was even thanked by a survivor of the Sandy Hook school shooting and praised by Wrinkle in Time director Ava Duvernay.
The event marked the one month anniversary of the Parkland shooting. Students ran back to class.
Students met in the school fieldhouse, something that was pre-arranged by the district.
"I think that it's really inspiring that a lot of students want to put more regulations to honor these kids and to make sure this doesn't happen again", she said. "Are we going to be next?", Alonna Patilla, 8th grader at Denver Green, said. "We were all scared that everyone was being killed, because people were throwing desks to barricade and it sounded like gunshots", North Bend student Olivia Funk said.