Thousands of students take to the streets for #NationalWalkOutDay to demand action on gun violence in wake of Parkland massacre
Majory Stoneman Douglas High School students walk out on the one-month anniversary of Parkland massacre (photo: screen capture)

Students from Florida to Hawaii walked out of class on Wednesday morning both to honor the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School but also to demand safety for all in schools. Some even faced freezing temperatures and snow to observe the walkout. For 17 minutes, the names of 17 students who died in the recent shooting were read and a moment of silence was observed.


Students at MSD walked out to the football field and came together in the middle. They played the song "Shine," written by students of the school. Outside the field, parents and community members stood and applauded them and their efforts.

Meanwhile, students from Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. gathered outside the White House, turned their back toward President Donald Trump during their moment of silence. They then began walking up the street toward the U.S. Capitol, where they expect to speak with lawmakers. They revealed this was one of many demonstrations they intend to have demanding accountability of elected officials at the state and federal level.

In an interview with CNN, Sam Zeif said "I still can't believe it's been a month."

During a meeting at the White House after the shooting, Zeif told Trump that all he wants is to feel safe. One month later, he said that he still doesn't feel

Bella Pitman, Freshman in New York, told CNN she was angry and said that she and other students should have to walk out of class in protest and politicians should be willing to protect them.

She joined thousands of New York students at Union Square Park where students spoke, chanted and demanded political leaders step up.

You can see more videos and photos from students all over the country below:

Schools and administrators sent notes home to parents saying they support the students and their demand for safe schools and would allow them to engage in the 17-minute walkout.