Students across Northwest Ohio prepare for National School Walkout Wednesday

Students will leave their classrooms at 10 a.m. Wednesday morning to participate in the National School Walkout, if interested (WNWO).

Walking out is a simple task, but a powerful message.

At 10 a.m. Wednesday, students will leave their classrooms and go outside for 17 minutes to honor the 17 victims from Majory Stoneman Douglas High School.

"It'll help a lot because it'll open our eyes to a lot of new situations and some stuff that people didn't know before," said Bowsher Junior Damion Washington.

Students across Northwest Ohio are joining schools across the country to show their support of Parkland, Florida students, and bring attention to controversial gun laws.

Bowsher students are encouraged to wear orange, which is a color to combat violence.

"For people in Florida to see that we are in there and trying to make them feel better, that's kind of cool," stated Bowsher Freshman Diamond Dodds.

Perrysburg is actually not scheduled to be in school until 10:05 a.m., Wednesday morning. So instead of walking out, they are hosting a memorial, featuring the chief of police and Wood County Prosecutor.

"That's kind of the focus of what we're looking at. If there were an actual walk out, with students walking out of classrooms, that becomes a different student code of conduct issue. With us, they're going to face a tardy to class, rather than walking out and potentially greater disciplinary action from there," said Perrysburg Principal Dr. Michael Short.

Whitmer High School is doing something different, as well.

Dr. Susan Hayward, WLS Superintendent explained, "I think you have to give students voice. This is their school, and they've made the decision to go to the football field, create a heart around our panther, and then video tape that and send it to Florida."

Regardless of what their school is doing, is seems as though students are empowered in helping Florida victims.

"I think it's a great idea for the students to feel involved in something nationwide, something bigger than themselves, and get them to support something for a bigger cause," declared Whitmer Senior Austin Stoner.

During their safety meeting Tuesday night, Whitmer parents addressed concerns about student safety while outside.

Toledo Police Chief George Kral responded by saying resource officers will be with schools and district stations will be close by.

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