Many metro Detroit students will join in on national walkout protests planned at schools across the country this morning in support of students affected by the Parkland, Florida school shooting.
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Students, teachers, parents and others associated with schools are participating to push for legislation that aims to protect public places from gun violence.
The walkout is organized by Women's March Youth EMPOWER , and the group is calling for those who support the effort to walk out of schools for 17 minutes at 10 a.m. in each time zone. Seventeen is the number of people killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland on Feb. 14, 2018.