​Some GCS students walk out, others participate in student-led events to protest gun violence​

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Hundreds of Greenville County Schools students walked out of school Wednesday morning as part of the National School Walkout, an event designed to honor victims of school shootings and protest gun violence. Others participated in student-planned indoor events such as signing banners, writing thank you notes to first responders, holding a “blackout” to honor the 17 people killed in the Feb. 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High in Parkland, Fla., and joining in school-wide assemblies to promote unity.

A total of 531 students participated in the walkout from the following schools:

Berea – 0

Blue Ridge – 1

Carolina – 20

Eastside – 27

Greenville – 7

Greer – 5

Hillcrest – 39

J.L. Mann – 206

Mauldin – 179

Riverside -16

Southside – 0

Travelers Rest – 30

Wade Hampton – 0

Woodmont – 0

Fine Arts Center – 1

Wade Hampton High School

Blue Ridge High School

Hughes Academy

J.L. Mann High School

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Southside High School

Mauldin High School

Greenville Middle School

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