• Thousands of Washington students walkout of class: The latest

    By: KIRO 7 News Staff


    Thousands of students in Western Washington walked out of their classrooms Wednesday morning as part of a national demonstration to protest gun violence. It honored the lives of the 17 people killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and pressed lawmakers to pass stricter gun control laws.

    There's not an official list from school districts about which schools participated today. But according to EMPOWER, the youth branch of the Women's March that organized the action, nearly 100 schools participated. See a map of schools that students say participated here. 

    >> Related: Why Seattle elementary school students made a peace sign on National Walkout Day 

    Students who walked out of school face unexcused absences in most districts. 

    >> Related: Will students face consequences in the school walkout? What northwest families should know 

    Timeline of events  

    KIRO 7's digital team logged events in real-time See how the morning unfolded in the time-stamped thread below.

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