A small group of residents supporting the students also lined the street across from the Champaign County high school, holding signs and cheering for the students when they walked out of the building.
West Liberty-Salem was the site of a school shooting on Jan. 20, 2017. Two students were shot, one seriously injured.
Students who walk out will face consequences, West Liberty Superintendent Kraig Hissong and several other Clark and Champaign County school leaders said.
Logan Cole, the victim of the West Liberty-Salem High School shooting last year, took to social media to speak out against the demonstrations. Instead, he'll lead a memorial service during lunch and homeroom.
“I invite all WL-S students, no matter your political views, to attend our memorial service for the Florida shooting victims … I feel that it is a good alternative to honor the victims of the shooting in a non-political way,” Cole said.
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