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Students walk out in support of Second Amendment

Posted at 5:15 PM, May 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-02 13:42:52-04

LEON COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) - A few students executed their First Amendment right and walked out of class Wednesday morning in support of firearms and the Second Amendment.

A hand full of students at Montford Middle School in Leon County joined students at schools across the nation as they showed their support for the Second Amendment.

The national event, called "Stand for the Second," urged students to walk out of classes for 16 minutes.

The event comes just over a month after students around the country staged a walkout aimed at stopping gun violence and honoring the students killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

"As with any situation like this and we go back to the Columbine Anniversary, we treat all these instances the same. Students were allowed to participate and stand up for what they believe in as long as it didn't disrupt school," said Chris Petley, Leon County School's Communications Coordinator and Media Relations. "This was peaceful and quiet. After 16 minutes all the students returned to school."

Organizers say, students in more than 40-states took part in Wednesday's walkout.