The students were all given after school detention as punishment for skipping class.
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The students were all given after school detention as punishment for skipping class.

Students across Georgia walked out of class today, as part of a nationwide protest against gun violence and to remember the victims of last month’s school shooting in Florida. Some school systems encouraged students to participate, while others said those who take part could face consequences. We begin our look at the protests with GPB’s Maura Currie.

Highlights from schools that participated in the protest around Georgia: 

Atlanta:Reporter Maura Currie covered the student walk out at Grady High School in Atlanta

Macon: 

Reporter Grant Blankenship covered the student walk-out at Macon's Howard High School.

Savannah: 

Reporter Cindy Hill-Williams covered the student walk-out at the Savannah Arts Academy.

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Reporter Emily Cureton filmed students walking out of Maynard Jackson High School Wednesday morning.   

Rashawn Collins, 16, at Maynard Jackson High School in East Atlanta
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Rashawn Collins, 16, at Maynard Jackson High School in East Atlanta
Students from Savannah Arts Academy walked out of school today in protest of gun violence.
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Students from Savannah Arts Academy walked out of school today in protest of gun violence.
Students walk out of Maynard Jackson High School in East Atlanta
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Students walk out of Maynard Jackson High School in East Atlanta
Students give speeches demanding action on gun laws with the administration's blessing at Maynard Jackson High School in East Atlanta.
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Students give speeches demanding action on gun laws with the administration's blessing at Maynard Jackson High School in East Atlanta.
Painting by Scott Stanton (Panhandle Slim) from National School Walkout Day in Savannah
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Painting by Scott Stanton (Panhandle Slim) from National School Walkout Day in Savannah
Women from the advocacy group Grannies for Peace support Grady students from the sidelines during their walkout.
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Women from the advocacy group Grannies for Peace support Grady students from the sidelines during their walkout.
Students march down the streets in Savannah in protest of gun violence
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Students march down the streets in Savannah in protest of gun violence