Some New Mexico students expected to join national walkouts

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Some New Mexico high school students are expected to join a national call to walk out of class to protest gun violence.

Students in Albuquerque, Santa Fe and Rio Rancho are scheduled Wednesday to participate in a walkout for 17 minutes in honor of the 17 people killed during a mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

Meanwhile, students at Aztec High School asked administrators if they could gather around the flagpole Wednesday to honor those killed in Florida and two Aztec classmates killed by a school shooting in December.

Aztec High School also will be kicking off a campaign to engage students and bolster school safety in a rural community where some are pushing to train and arm willing teachers.

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