Across Butler and Warren counties - and throughout the nation - similar scenes were repeated this morning.
Some high schools saw different ceremonies or demonstrations where students, with school officials’ permission, walked out on to school grounds to hold their events and protests.
At Warren County’s largest school system, Mason High School, students walked into a gym, many locking arms in solidarity.
“The students were respectful, organized, and motivated,” said Mason Schools Spokeswoman Tracey Carson.
“Students took a moment of silence to honor the victims, heard from a classmate who attended Sandy Hook Elementary at the time of the Newtown tragedy, posted post-its about why they walk, and linked arms together. As a district, we had extra law enforcement presence at all of our schools today, and were able to accommodate the students’ actions safely,” said Carson.
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