Students hold 'walkouts' across North Carolina to protest gun violence

Photo: FOX 46 Charlotte's Howard Monroe 

At schools in North Carolina and across the country, students have begun a walkout to protest gun violence.

It's the biggest demonstration yet of the student activism that's emerged following the massacre of 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, last month.

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The protests have drawn mixed reactions from school administrators. While some applaud students for taking a stand, others threatened discipline.

Some students say they don't care about the consequences, the issue is too important to remain silent. 

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