Photos: Minnesota students walk out, join national gun violence protest


Joseph Roberto reads the names of the 17 students killed
1 Roseville Area High School junior Joseph Roberto, who read the names of the 17 killed, said organizers at his school want federal and state action on gun control to prevent future incidents like last month's school shooting in Parkland, Florida. 
Students of Roseville High School bow their heads.
2 "If I'm sitting in class thinking about when's the next lockdown, when's the next school shooting is that school shooting going to be my school, can I really focus in school. It's another important issue to be able to focus in school and feel that I am safe within my own school," Roberto said. 
Students from Roseville High School occupy the parking lot
3 Roberto said legislative action should include a ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, expanded background checks and a federal gun violence restraining order law. Students from Roseville High School occupy the parking lot of a church. 
Students in Duluth honor the Florida school shooting victims.
4 Sixty-seven high school students in downtown Duluth link arms, holding signs with the names and photos of the 17 students killed in the Florida school shooting. Nationally, students from the elementary to college level are taking up the call in a variety of ways. Some planned roadside rallies to honor shooting victims and protest violence. Others were to hold demonstrations in school gyms or on football fields. 
Students write the names of past school shootings on the sidewalk.
5 Students in downtown Duluth write the names of some of the past school shootings on the sidewalk: Columbine, Red Lake and the University of Texas. 
Students write names of the Parkland, Fla, school shooting victims.
6 Students write the names of the Parkland, Fla, school shooting victims in chalk on the sidewalk in downtown Duluth. 
Students walk out of Worthington High School.
7 About 100 students walk out of Worthington High School in southwest Minnesota. In Massachusetts and Ohio, students planned to head to their capitols to lobby for new gun regulations. 
Students walk out of class at in south Minneapolis.
8 Students walk out of class in south Minneapolis on Wednesday. Organizers say nearly 3,000 walkouts were set in the biggest demonstration yet of the student activism that has emerged following the massacre. 
Students walk out of class at Washburn High School.
9 Students from Justice Page Middle School in Minneapolis participate in the walkout. 
Students walk out of classes in south Minneapolis.
10 Students at Washburn High School and Justice Page Middle School in Minneapolis walk out of classes. 
A handful of students walked out of Trek North Charter school in Bemidji.
11 A small handful of students walked out of Trek North Charter school in Bemidji Wednesday morning, March 14, 2018. There was initially a larger walkout planned, but most students stayed inside for a school-sanctioned assembly on stress management. 
Students at John Marshall High in Rochester who organized the protest.
12 Students at John Marshall High School in Rochester who helped organize the protest, from left to right: senior Lydia Burmeister, senior Oreoluwa Odeyinka, sophomore Lap Nguyen, sophomore Megan Jensen, senior Kathryn Nguyen, and sophomore Abigayl Anderson Tryon. 
Students gather outside St. Paul's Central High School.
13 Students gather outside St. Paul's Central High School. Wednesday's 17-minute walkout was one of several protests planned for coming weeks. Another round of school walkouts is planned for April 20, the 19th anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting in Colorado.