Students from various schools across Central New York walked out of class on Wednesday, protesting that something be done about gun violence.

The group that organized the women's march rallied students at high schools across the country to walk out of class at ten o'clock this morning for 17 minutes, symbolizing the 17 victims at the school shooting in Parkland, Florida.

Students from several area schools took part in the walkout or in some cases, walk-in.

Rallies were held in the New Hartford, Utica, Sauquoit Valley and Rome School Districts.

Governor Andrew Cuomo also participated in today's National School Walkout Day.  Cuomo joined students at Leadership and Public Service High School in Manhattan.

The governor also announced the launch of the "New York Students Against Gun Violence" website.  Students can mobilize and communicate to members of Congress and state legislators about the need for gun safety regulation.

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