Several area students joined a nationwide movement Wednesday and participated in a 17-minute classroom walkout to remember the 17 victims of the deadly school shooting a month ago in Florida. Participation included students at Shawnee High School and Shawnee Middle Schools, as well as Gordon Cooper Technology Center and about 100 students at Dale.

The students from GCTC chanted, “No hate, no fear, we all want to be protected here.” They also observed a moment of silence for the victims.