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Wisconsin students plan walkout, marches for gun safety

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Students in Middleton are planning to walkout Wednesday and meet other students from the Madison area at the State Capitol.

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Wisconsin students plan walkout, marches for gun safety

Students all across the nation will walk out of class this morning to demand stricter gun laws.

The "national school walkout" starts at 10 o'clock in every time zone..

And will last for 17 minutes... one minute for each life lost during last month's school shooting in parkland, florida.

Today is the one month anniversary since that shooting at stoneman douglas high school.

Thousands of students in southern wisconsin are expected to participate in today's walkout.

News three's brittany paris is live in middleton with how this district is handling the walkout... good morning, brittany.

Good morning.

Organizers of today's walkout in middleton say they have been inspired by the actions of the teens involved in the florida shooting.

Around 15- hundred students from the middleton cross plains school district are expected to gather at fireman's park... across the street from the high school.

Students will speak to lawmakers about the things they fear while in class... and the need for more proactive measures instead of reactive.

Participants are also expected to reach out to lawmakers on a national level through a post- card writing table.

Card writing table.

((("51:11 "so that they feel that they are getting involved in their own way and that they're taking action, not just protesting, they have a voice in this matter.

Because not everyone at this walkout will be over the age of 18 so not everyone can vote" 51:25 "))) students at middleton high school say the school and staff have been supportive of the walkout.

Following their own rally... middleton students will then get on buses around 11 a-m... and head to madison's east high school.

At noon... a large group of students from the region will march down east washington to the capitol... thanks, brittany.




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