Students in the Denver metro area joined schools across the nation Wednesday in student walkouts protesting gun violence on the one-month anniversary of the Florida school shooting that left 17 people dead.

More than 3,000 schools participated in National Walkout Day, most by leaving their classrooms at 10 a.m. local times for a 17-minute walkout honoring the shooting victims while demanding stricter gun laws.

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Scores of students gathered outside of Denver’s East High School holding signs and chanting before marching toward the State Capitol Building.

Students from Denver Green School gathered at the step of the State Capitol for 17 minutes of silence honoring the memories of those killed in Parkland, Florida.

In Boulder, students at Fairview High School gathered on a football field to hear from numerous speakers, including survivors from the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting.

Students at McAuliffe International School gathered to form a giant heart outside the school to show their solidarity for the Florida victims.

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Students at McAuliffe International School form a heart outside the school Wednesday during a walkout protesting gun violence.
Courtesy Eliza Donley Nolte

Here's a look at other walkout highlights from around Denver: