Broward school shooting: Walkouts, demonstrations dot South Florida

4:54 p.m Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018 Local
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G Star School of the Arts students march during a walkout of school in protest of gun violence Wednesday February 21, 2018 in West Palm Beach. "It is ridiculous that we have to be out here protesting gun violence," said student Zoe Overholser, 16. The students stood in front of the school and observed 17 minutes of silence for each of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting victims. (Meghan McCarthy / The Palm Beach Post)

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.

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.

» RELATED: Post coverage of the Broward County shooting

>>PHOTOS: Palm Beach County students protest against gun violence 

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.

A map of Snapchats going live on Florida's southeastern coast, many of which captured the protests and walkouts students here are participating in.


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.

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.

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.

Monarch High School

Deerfield Beach High School 

Cypress Bay High School 

Harmony High School 

Coconut Creek High School


South Fork High School

Martin County High School


Port St. Lucie High School

Fort Pierce Central High School