Michigan students launch "Walk Up" day in response to gun violence protests

(Source: Raycom)
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Updated: Mar. 15, 2018 at 7:34 AM CDT
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YPSILANTI, MI (WVUE) - A Michigan High School decided to use their voices in a different way Wednesday in response to the National School Walk Out protests.

Students around the nation walked out of school in protest of gun violence. The protest lasted 17 minutes, one minute for every person who was killed in the Parkland, Florida massacre last month.

The students at Arbor Preparatory High School participated in a "Walk Up" event instead.

Danielle Rae, the Assistant Principal of the school, posted images and video of the school's event on Facebook.

Students were encouraged to leave 17 notes of encouragement. Of those notes, they were asked to give 14 to students, and three to adults. This represented the 14 students and three adults killed in the massacre.

Rae said the event was a huge success.

"As I walked the halls I was overcome with pride for these kids," Rae said in her post. "Not a single locker was untouched and they took special care to ensure that everyone from admin to the tech guy and custodian received some love."

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