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Students rally at Ohio Statehouse to protest for safer schools and gun control.
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About 200 of the Ohio students who walked out of their high schools this morning made their way to the Statehouse. They are activists turned student lobbyists who urged lawmakers to pass or reject some gun bills under consideration. 

Nick Evans

Last weekend, Gayathri Mudigonda, Meena Jani and Noah Spaulding-Schecter gathered in a house to talk about why it had to happen—why, in just a few days, they would get up and leave class for exactly 17 minutes.

Tri-State students braved frigid temperatures and a pop-up snow squall to walk out of class Wednesday as part of a national effort to protest gun violence and remember the 17 victims of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.

Nick Evans / WOSU

On a snowy football field, students from Columbus South High School joined thousands across the country  on Wednesday morning in holding a demonstration for stricter gun control.

Updated at 5:10 p.m. ET

At South High School in Columbus, Ohio, students stepped outside in frigid weather and said 17 names, releasing a balloon for each one.

In Orange County, Fla., 17 empty desks sat in the Wekiva High School courtyard. Students sang — "Heal the world, make it a better place."

Updated at 10:20 a.m. ET to reflect growing number of walkouts

Seventeen-year-old Egzona Rexhepi and many of her classmates in Boise, Idaho, will join students at schools and universities across the country as they walk out of their school Wednesday to protest gun violence.

Nick Evans

Students in Ohio are getting ready to walk out of their classes on Wednesday to honor the students and teachers killed in Parkland, Florida. The protest is part of a nationwide push for stricter gun laws.

Colerain High School Principal Jack Fisher doesn't want his 1,900 students leaving the building for a nationwide walkout planned for Wednesday morning at 10:00 a.m. 

Nick Evans, WOSU News

Many high school students around Ohio will join their peers around the country in walking out of class on Wednesday to protest gun violence, and the lack of legislation action around the issue.

But at least one Ohio district plans to discipline students who participate.