Hundreds of students walked out of their classes and took off down the highway Tuesday, headed toward the high school in Parkland, Florida, where 17 people were slain last Wednesday in a deadly mass shooting.
School buses then went and picked them up for the return journey back to their own school.
The Hill reported:
The students from West Boca Raton High School walked out of class and are marching toward Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., where a gunman killed 17 people, the Miami Herald reported.
Authorities from Palm Beach and Broward counties are following the students to make sure they are safe, a spokesman told the Miami Herald.
West Boca Raton High School is about seven miles from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
The walkout is an attempt to show solidarity with the students who survived the massacre and is a call to action, CBS News reported.
High school students in Fort Lauderdale and Hollywood, Fla., also walked out on Tuesday, and students in Hialeah, Fla., are planning a walkout Wednesday, according to the Herald.
WATCH: Students from Florida’s West Boca High School have walked out of their classes, heading towards Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, as part of a call-to-action by students in the area after the mass shooting last week that killed 17 people https://t.co/JoGj3r547e pic.twitter.com/yqeNwj9PVM
— CBS News (@CBSNews) February 20, 2018
— Boca Raton Tribune (@bocatribune) February 20, 2018
Students from West Boca Raton Community High School walk down Loxahatchee Road during a passive walk out. Students walked all the way to Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school. Pic by @SunSentinel @abennettphoto https://t.co/CokHttywKn pic.twitter.com/X1RBATKge2
— Sun Sentinel Photos (@PhotoSSentinel) February 20, 2018
— Alejandro Alvarez (@aletweetsnews) February 20, 2018
— Todd Bohannon 🌹 (@ToddBohannon) February 20, 2018
#RIGHT #NOW Palm Beach County School buses are on their way to pick up students from West Boca Raton High. They walked out of class this morning and are walking to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School to show solidarity with students. pic.twitter.com/XIXjZyR3Dp
— Carlos Suarez (@CarlosWPLG) February 20, 2018