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National School Walkout

Hellgate High student Mollie, one of the organizers of that school's walkout over gun violence, talks to a reporter after observing a moment of silence for the Parkland shooting victims, March 14, 2018, in Missoula.
Josh Burnham

The national website coordinating school walkouts Friday to demonstrate against gun violence shows four events in Montana. They’ll be held in Helena, Butte, Bozeman and Missoula.

Friday is the 19th anniversary of the shooting at Columbine High School in Colorado, where 15 people died.

Kalispell Teacher CJ Cummings, second from right, holds a sign that says “Stand with students, Enough,” on Main Street in Kalispell, Wednesday March 14, 2018.
Nicky Ouellet

While students walked out of class Wednesday in memorial of school shooting victims, their teachers stayed behind to continue their work teaching. But after the final bells rang yesterday afternoon, about two dozen public educators rallied in downtown Kalispell in support of their students.

Students at Glacier High School in Kalispell, MT memorialized the Parkland shooting victims on March 14, 2018 by placing 17 empty chairs outside, one for each of the victims.
Nicky Ouellet

Students across Montana joined the nationwide school walkout today on the one month anniversary the Florida school shooting. Nicky Ouellet reports from the Flathead Valley, Corin Cates-Carney reports from Helena, and Edward O'Brien reports from Missoula.