Tenn. school holds second walkout after students tore down flag, jumped on police car during first

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Students at a Tennessee high school held a second walkout protesting gun violence Thursday after the school’s first during “National Walkout Day” resulted in chaos.

About 100 students walked out of Antioch High School on Thursday, WSMV Nashville reported, a day after thousands of students across the country did the same while calling for gun control measures.

During the Thursday walkout, students held 17 minutes of silence — one for each of the victims of the Parkland, Fla., school shooting — and raised the American flag. The school’s marching band also played the national anthem.

{mosads}The second walkout was organized by the school’s principal and only some students were allowed to attend.

Videos of the previous day’s raucous demonstration were widely circulated online.

A student at the school said the videos that circulated online “simply got the handful of kids who decided to act and make the incorrect choices.”

The national school walkout came one month after a gunman opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in south Florida.

Survivors of the shooting have become vocal gun control activists, including planning the March for Our Lives on March 24 in Washington, D.C. 

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