17 people.. many of whom were students... were gunned down at stoneman douglas high school in parkland, florida. tomorrow-- students from all over the country are being called to action. --a national walkout is planned. but not all local schools are participate the same way. newschannel 2's zhane caldwell joins us now live.. with a look at the utica city school district's plans. --zhane. that's right don ... local students have planned protests for tomorrow. new hartford schools are planning educational activities in honor of the parkland shooting. in utica ..one student took it upon herself to plan a walk out at donovan middle school. the walk out is a part of a national school walk out taking place tomorrow. the protest will last 17 minutes. one minute for each person who lost their lives in the parkland shooting. the organizer of the walkout ..and her mom say they are protesting the lack of response to gun vio.
"the point of this is to get people's attention. so even though we were shut down i was still going to allow her to do it anyway, because i feel that she really felt strongly about this and she should be supported in tt"we definitelyeed peoplto takeaction before our future generations come on. we're basically so far tti them down because nobody's taking action abouth, and thereneeds to me more action. i'm hoping that with all the schools around the countrthey'll feel like people and maybe we should start too." the prinicipal of donovan was notified about the walk out but told students donovan was notified about the walk out but told students disciplinary action would be taken against them if they followed throughwith it. students talked to teachers to lobby for the walk out. teachers then discussed it with the principle and got her onboard with the walk out. during the walkout students will be split between the auditorium and the gym. olivia devins will give a speech and the principle will go over gun safety drills. don ... staying