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Local students join 'Stand for the Second' event

Planned walkout expected to last 16 minutes
Posted at 8:40 AM, May 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-03 14:39:28-04

At about 10 a.m. Wednesday, students in at least 40 states will walkout of class to show their support for the Second Amendment. The event is called "Stand for the Second." 

Students will walk out for 16 minutes. The website promoting the event says organizers chose that time frame because it is one minute less than the "other side" took.  

A teen from New Mexico started the event.  He says he was inspired by the 17-minute anti-gun protest last month.