Throughout Palm Beach, Broward, Martin and St. Lucie counties, students took to social media and showed the many ways they were remembering those killed in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting on its one-week anniversary.
On Wednesday at 10:17 a.m. -- a full week to the minute of the shooting which took 17 lives in Parkland -- there was a moment of silence in Broward County schools.
Broward County Public Schools is observing a moment of silence at 10:17 a.m. today, Wednesday, February 21, 2018, in memory of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School victims, survivors, families and community. pic.twitter.com/EnbgfiBMvY— Broward Schools (@browardschools) February 21, 2018
Palm Beach County’s biggest student demonstration happened around lunchtime at Boca Raton City Hall, where more than 1,000 students from five different high schools attempted to raise awareness about gun laws.
For more on that event, click here.
A look at a map of Snapchats going live during the late morning Wednesday shows the scope of protests going on at local schools on Florida’s southeast coast. Here’s a look at a few of them.
PALM BEACH COUNTY
John I. Leonard High School
Students used song to get their point across at Leonard, the school in Greenacres. Some students walked through the hallways singing and a choral group performed in the gym.
John I Leonard HS had a respectable sit in to remember the fallen students at Stoneman Douglas. I am proud of them. Good Job.— WhatzUpUSA (@WhatzUpUSA) February 21, 2018
John I Leonard is walking out! I see them!— 561RESIST (@561Resist) February 21, 2018
G-Star School of the Arts
Students at G-Star Middle School began their walkout at around noon.
Students there echoed others throughout the area and country who were demonstrating following the Parkland shooting.
"It is ridiculous that we have to be out here protesting gun violence," said student Zoe Overholser, 16.
Seminole Ridge High School
Despite calls from the school’s administration to wait, students did walk out during the day Wednesday.
Earlier Wednesday, Ridge principal James Campbell asked students to stand down before administrators can plan with student leaders, keeping student safety in mind.
Atlantic High School
Delray Beach’s Atlantic High took a novel approach, remaining in school and using their phones to pay tribute.
@ATL_Eagles #PrayForParkland #DouglasHighSchool #PrayforDouglas Atlantic Community High School’s tribute to those killed in the Douglas High School shooting ♥️ May all Rest In Peace 🙌🏾 We’ll rise up and do it a thousand times again !!!! pic.twitter.com/sFOhxI8tNa— nayontaekay 🌸 (@nayontaekay) February 21, 2018
Palm Beach Central High School
Lake Worth High School
Boynton Beach High School
Suncoast High School
William T. Dwyer High School
Coral Springs High School
One of the closest high schools to Stoneman Douglas High, Coral Springs students formed a heart on an athletic field to honor their neighbors.
Students at Coral Springs High School walk out of their classrooms and form #heart on the field in honor of 17 students killed last week. @CBSMiami #CoralSpringsHighSchool #MarjoryStonemanDouglasHigh #ParklandStrong pic.twitter.com/fXbvSUHM0c— Lisa Hendry (@LisaHendryCBS4) February 21, 2018
Monarch High School
Deerfield Beach High School
Cypress Bay High School
School Walk Out: Vista Park Blvd at Cypress Bay High School - Students are walking peacefully to Vista Park in support of #neveragain movement. School officials and security are with them and in support. @CityofWeston pic.twitter.com/W42N9uMrJw— City of Weston (@CityofWeston) February 21, 2018
Harmony High School
Coconut Creek High School
We are ready for the walk out today. Enough is enough. pic.twitter.com/pNvSZ8JCgi— Moira Kelly (@minorgalaxies) February 21, 2018
South Fork High School
Martin County High School
ST. LUCIE COUNTY
Port St. Lucie High School
Fort Pierce Central High School