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VIDEO: NC students walk out of school to protest mass shootings

COLUMBUS, N.C. (WSPA/AP) - A group of about 50 students participated in a walk-out at Polk County High School Tuesday morning.

According to the Times-News, the walk-out was to protest mass shootings at U.S. schools and that teenagers are tired of being ignored on the issue.

On Tuesday, the students walked to the entrance of the school next to Highway 108, with some holding signs saying "#enough."

All grades at the high school were represented in the walk-out, and the event last about 20 minutes before students returned to class, according to Times-News.

Student body President Drew Bailey said school shootings are a humanitarian issue. Student body Secretary-Treasurer Luke Collins said students are tired of living in fear.

Students held cards with the names of 17 people killed last week at a high school in Parkland, Florida, when a former student went on a rampage with an assault rifle.

Polk County Schools Superintendent Aaron Greene supervised the event and helped direct traffic into the school.

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