Montgomery County students hold walkout to protest gun violence outside U.S. Capitol

    MoCo Students For Change, a student-led group in Montgomery County, has marched to the United States Capitol to call for gun control and protest gun violence. Thursday, March 14, 2019. (ABC7 photo)

    Montgomery County students protested gun violence and called for gun control outside of the U.S. Capitol after they walked out of class Thursday.

    And they were joined by students from schools around the DC area.

    The walkout comes on the one-year anniversary of the national walkout held last year to honor the victims of a mass shooting that left 17 dead at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, on Feb. 14, 2018.

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    Organizers of the march are calling for sensible gun laws. Students at Springbrook High School boarded buses for the march to Capitol Hill and a White House vigil.

    This is a developing story that will be updated

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