According to some of the schools here in Maine that plan to take part in a nationwide walk out on March 14th for school safety include: Casco Bay High School, Thornton Academy, Brunswick High School, Edward Little and Westbrook High School.

The walkout is in response to a series of deadly school shootings in the U.S.. The most recent was in Parkland, Florida where 17 students and staff lost their lives. Allegedly, several warnings about the shooter had been ignored. The purpose of the walk out is to call on Congress to pass legislation that would help keep kids safe in school.

Women's March Youth Empower planned the March 14th event to coincide with the one month anniversary of the Parkland shooting. Students and staff, parents, friends and allies nationwide will walk out of school for 17 minutes at 10 am. that day.

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