Hundreds of students at about 20 high schools here took a stand against gun violence Thursday by participating in a citywide walkout.
Some marched, some toted posters with messages against violence, and some held moments of silence.
See scenes from Thursday's events below.
Today, thousands of our students participated in a peaceful walkout in an effort to draw attention to improving school safety. Our students spoke out, read poems, sang anthems, created art installations, and led marches in an effort to have their voices heard.— Dorsey Hopson, II (@SCSSupt) April 20, 2018
Today, students from across the district participated in the #NationalSchoolWalkout and did an incredible job discussing solutions to school violence. They led workshops, rallies, marches, and vigils. We are proud of their leadership. #Youthsolutions901 pic.twitter.com/CsKhu176m4— Shelby Co. Schools (@SCSK12Unified) April 19, 2018