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Lexington Two students participate in walk-out to honor Florida fallen 17

WEST COLUMBIA, SC -- Hundreds of students at Lexington Two middle and high schools participated in National Walkout Day Wednesday, part of a student-led campaign nationwide to honor victims of the Florida school shooting and to call for safer schools.

Among student-led activities in Lexington Two:

-- Hundreds of students at Airport and Brookland-Cayce high schools walked out of schools and gathered in their athletic stadiums. Airport students walked laps for 17 minutes to honor those killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

-- At Pine Ridge Middle and Busbee Creative Arts Academy, hundreds of students shared video and slideshow tributes, and Pine Ridge participants also held a moment of silence.

-- At Northside Middle, about 350 students gathered for a reading of the names of the 17 Florida victims.

-- Fulmer Middle students congregated in the gym to pay tribute to the 17. Fulmer eighth-graders on a field trip to Fort Sumter National Monument unfurled an American flag in tribute to the morning’s events.

All of Wednesday’s activities, which were voluntary for students, were timed to last 17 minutes, in honor of the Florida victims.

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