On February 14, 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., claiming the lives of 17 students and teachers. The attack, which is now the deadliest school massacre since the 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary, has since sparked a heated national gun reform debate and spurred student protesters into action from state-to-state. On Wednesday at 10 a.m., students took to the streets in a nationwide school walkout in an effort to demand gun control. CASSIUS takes a moment to honor and lift their voices.

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1. #NationalWalkoutDay: A Look At Student Protestors Across the Nation

#NationalWalkoutDay: A Look At Student Protestors Across the Nation

Students from Lane Technical College Preparatory High School take part in a nation wide school walkout to demand an end to gun violence in Chicago, Illinois on March 14, 2018. Students across the US walked out of classes on March 14, in a nationwide call for action against gun violence following the shooting deaths last month at a Florida high school. The nationwide protest is being held one month to the day after Nikolas Cruz, a troubled 19-year-old former student at Stoneman Douglas, unleashed a hail of gunfire on his former classmates. / AFP PHOTO / Joshua Lott

2. #NationalWalkoutDay: A Look At Student Protestors Across the Nation

#NationalWalkoutDay: A Look At Student Protestors Across the Nation

Students from Lane Technical College Preparatory High School hold sigs as they take part in a nation wide school walkout to demand an end to gun violence in Chicago, Illinois on March 14, 2018. Students across the US walked out of classes on March 14, in a nationwide call for action against gun violence following the shooting deaths last month at a Florida high school. The nationwide protest is being held one month to the day after Nikolas Cruz, a troubled 19-year-old former student at Stoneman Douglas, unleashed a hail of gunfire on his former classmates. / AFP PHOTO / Joshua Lott

3. #NationalWalkoutDay: A Look At Student Protestors Across the Nation

#NationalWalkoutDay: A Look At Student Protestors Across the Nation

Students from Lane Technical College Preparatory High School hold sigs as they take part in a nation wide school walkout to demand an end to gun violence in Chicago, Illinois on March 14, 2018. Students across the US walked out of classes on March 14, in a nationwide call for action against gun violence following the shooting deaths last month at a Florida high school. The nationwide protest is being held one month to the day after Nikolas Cruz, a troubled 19-year-old former student at Stoneman Douglas, unleashed a hail of gunfire on his former classmates. / AFP PHOTO / Joshua Lott

4. #NationalWalkoutDay: A Look At Student Protestors Across the Nation

#NationalWalkoutDay: A Look At Student Protestors Across the Nation

Students from Lane Technical College Preparatory High School take part in a nation wide school walkout to demand an end to gun violence in Chicago, Illinois on March 14, 2018. Students across the US walked out of classes on March 14, in a nationwide call for action against gun violence following the shooting deaths last month at a Florida high school. The nationwide protest is being held one month to the day after Nikolas Cruz, a troubled 19-year-old former student at Stoneman Douglas, unleashed a hail of gunfire on his former classmates. / AFP PHOTO / Joshua Lott

5. #NationalWalkoutDay: A Look At Student Protestors Across the Nation

#NationalWalkoutDay: A Look At Student Protestors Across the Nation

CHICAGO, IL – MARCH 14: Students share thoughts about gun violence after walking out of their classes at Community Links High School in the city’s violence-prone Little Village neighborhood on the city’s Westside on March 14, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. The walkout was part of a nationwide school walkout organized to recognize the 17 victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting last month in Parkland, Florida. More than 2,000 schools participated in the event. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

6. #NationalWalkoutDay: A Look At Student Protestors Across the Nation

#NationalWalkoutDay: A Look At Student Protestors Across the Nation

Students from Josephinum Academy in Chicago walk out Wednesday, March 14, 2018 as part of the ENOUGH National School Walkout supporting the students and remembering the victims of the Feb. 14 massacre at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida one month ago. (Chris Walker/Chicago Tribune/TNS via Getty Images)

7. #NationalWalkoutDay: A Look At Student Protestors Across the Nation

#NationalWalkoutDay: A Look At Student Protestors Across the Nation

Students at Wekiva High School in Apopka, Fla. participate in a walkout to honor those killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland during a ‘day of remembrance’ on Wednesday, March 14, 2018.

8. #NationalWalkoutDay: A Look At Student Protestors Across the Nation

#NationalWalkoutDay: A Look At Student Protestors Across the Nation

Students at Wekiva High School in Apopka, Fla. participate in a walkout to honor those killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland during a ‘day of remembrance’ on Wednesday, March 14, 2018. (Jacob Langston/Orlando Sentinel/TNS via Getty Images)

9. #NationalWalkoutDay: A Look At Student Protestors Across the Nation

#NationalWalkoutDay: A Look At Student Protestors Across the Nation

Students from Westglades middle school next to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School join the walkout on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 in honor of the 17 victims killed at the school on Valentine’s Day. Schools throughout the nation staged walkouts in solidarity with Douglas and to protest gun laws. (Mike Stocker/Sun Sentinel/TNS via Getty Images)

10. #NationalWalkoutDay: A Look At Student Protestors Across the Nation

#NationalWalkoutDay: A Look At Student Protestors Across the Nation

DENVER, CO – MARCH 14: High school students at the Denver State Capitol join schools across the nation with walkouts/gun violence protests on the one month anniversary of the Parkland, Florida shooting. March 14, 2018 Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Joe Amon/The Denver Post via Getty Images)

11. #NationalWalkoutDay: A Look At Student Protestors Across the Nation

#NationalWalkoutDay: A Look At Student Protestors Across the Nation

A banner is displayed, bearing the names of the 17 Parkland victims on March 14, 2018, as students from Venice High School in Venice, California joined others in a nationwide walkout off campus for 17 minutes to protest gun violence and in honour to those who were killed a month ago. Students across the US walked out of classes on March 14, in a nationwide call for action against gun violence following the shooting deaths last month at a Florida high school. The nationwide protest is being held one month to the day after Nikolas Cruz, a troubled 19-year-old former student at Stoneman Douglas, unleashed a hail of gunfire on his former classmates. / AFP PHOTO / FREDERIC J. BROWN (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

12. #NationalWalkoutDay: A Look At Student Protestors Across the Nation

#NationalWalkoutDay: A Look At Student Protestors Across the Nation

Students from Venice High School in Venice, California wear shirts in honour of the victims on March 14, 2018, where students joined others in a nationwide walkout for 17 minutes to protest gun violence and in honour to the Parkland victims who were killed a month ago. Students across the US walked out of classes on March 14, in a nationwide call for action against gun violence following the shooting deaths last month at a Florida high school. The nationwide protest is being held one month to the day after Nikolas Cruz, a troubled 19-year-old former student at Stoneman Douglas, unleashed a hail of gunfire on his former classmates. / AFP PHOTO / FREDERIC J. BROWN

13. #NationalWalkoutDay: A Look At Student Protestors Across the Nation

#NationalWalkoutDay: A Look At Student Protestors Across the Nation

CHICAGO, IL – MARCH 14: Students observe a moment of silence after walking out of their classes at Tilden Career Community Academy in the city’s violence prone Southside on March 14, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. The walkout was part of a nationwide school walkout organized to recognize the 17 victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting last month in Parkland, Florida. More than 2,000 schools participated in the event. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

14. #NationalWalkoutDay: A Look At Student Protestors Across the Nation

#NationalWalkoutDay: A Look At Student Protestors Across the Nation

CHICAGO, IL – MARCH 14: Students share thoughts about gun violence after walking out of their classes at Community Links High School in the city’s violence-prone Little Village neighborhood on the city’s Westside on March 14, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. The walkout was part of a nationwide school walkout organized to recognize the 17 victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting last month in Parkland, Florida. More than 2,000 schools participated in the event.

15. #NationalWalkoutDay: A Look At Student Protestors Across the Nation

#NationalWalkoutDay: A Look At Student Protestors Across the Nation

DENVER, CO – MARCH 14: 10th grader Ambrea Balerede from DSST Byers joined high school students at the Denver State Capitol as schools across the nation with walkouts/gun violence protests on the one month anniversary of the Parkland, Florida shooting. March 14, 2018 Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Joe Amon/The Denver Post via Getty Images)