Wisconsin students walk out as part of national gun protest

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin students are walking out of class as part of a national school walkout to demand tougher gun safety regulations.

Students from across the state joined students around the nation in leaving class at 10 a.m. Wednesday for 17 minutes to honor the 17 people killed in a Florida school shooting last month.

Reporters for USA Today Network-Wisconsin tweeted that students at Rufus King High School in Milwuakee held signs that read #NEVERAGAIN. Students at Menasha High School formed a ring outside the building. Students at Oshkosh West High School left in silence.

Hundreds of students are expected to march from a Madison high school to a Capitol rally. Gov. Scott Walker will be out of the building at a bill signing in Plymouth during the event.

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