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Greenville County Schools release number of students participating in National Walkout

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The Greenville County School District, which did not sanction National School Walk-Out Day, released a list of numbers of students who participated.

The national protest encouraged students to leave class at 10 a.m. for 17 minutes to call for gun reform and honor the lives of the 17 victims killed in the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

The Greenville County School District, concerned about safety for students leaving class, encouraged indoor alternatives.

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Suggested alternatives to the walk-out included signing banners to end school violence, signing cards for Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, sitting silently in the hallway for 17 minutes, and more.

At Wade Hampton High School, 17 desks were set up with the name and photo of each of the victims in Parkland, Florida.

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Students at Mauldin High School created t-shirts showing their support for Stoneman Douglas High School.

At Greenville Middle School, students instead participated in "Walk Up" Day where they lit candles and were able to share their thoughts at a podium.

At Blue Ridge High School, students stayed inside and linked arms while lining the hallways. Students at Southside High School signed banners in honor of gun violence victims.

Below is a list of the number of students who participated in the walk-out at Greenville County high schools:

  • Berea – 0
  • Blue Ridge – 1
  • Carolina – 20
  • Eastside – 27
  • Greenville – 7
  • Greer – 5
  • Hillcrest – 39
  • J.L. Mann - 206
  • Mauldin - 179
  • Riverside -16
  • Southside – 0
  • Travelers Rest – 30
  • Wade Hampton – 0
  • Woodmont – 0
  • Fine Arts Center – 1

District spokesperson Beth Brotherton said students who walked out will be cited for cutting class.

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