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NKY Students Walk Out to Honor Victims of Parkland, Fla. Shooting

Students from across the region have walked out or will walk out of class for a short amount of time on Wednesday.

The purpose is to honor the victims in the Parkland, Fla. school shooting last month that left seventeen people, mostly students, dead.

Most plans include a 17-minute walk-out, denoting one minute for each victim.

Some districts, like Newport, worked with students to coordinate the walk-out event while others left it up to students, like Kenton County, and others had no plans at all, like Boone County, according to reports.

Newport Schools conducted its event early Wednesday morning.

"I do want to assure our community that our school has taken the appropriate measures to ensure this will be a safe and productive demonstration," said Newport Superintendent Kelly Middleton ahead of the walk-out. "Students will be supervised at all times by Newport faculty. Newport Police will also be on campus participating in the walk-out. Students choosing not to participate in the walk-out will remain in class. We are implementing new safety procedures across the district and are hoping that students can identify productive changes that can easily be implemented at Newport High School as well as our other schools."

-Staff report