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UPDATE (WKOW) -- Students have walked out of Middleton High School as part of the "Day of Action."

Dozens gathered outside the school to remember the victims of the Columbine High School shooting.


MADISON (WKOW) -- Students, teachers and others across the country plan to rally in a national "Day of Action" Friday.

April 20th marks 19 years since the shooting at Columbine High School in Colorado that killed 12 students and one teacher. That's why Friday was picked for the next "Day of Action," where students and others will march to demand gun reform and laws to prevent gun violence. 

Students in southern Wisconsin and across the country also walked out of class last month, on March 14. It was exactly one month since the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, where 17 people were killed.

In our area, we've gotten word that students from James Madison Memorial High School, Middleton High School, and East High School plan to walk out. We've also been told students in Janesville, Baraboo and Fitchburg have rallies planned. 

Some students and educators plan to march to the State Capitol. The march will begin at East High School around 8:00 a.m. The group plans to lobby state legislators and hold a news conference with several speakers, including teachers, parents and students.

The group rallying at the Capitol will also remember the students and staff killed at Columbine in 1999 and in every school shooting since.

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