School closings: Several districts closed Wednesday

KC school walkouts: Recap of student protests across the metro

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — In a wave of protests one historian called the largest of its kind in American history, tens of thousands of students walked out of their classrooms Wednesday to demand action on gun violence and school safety.

The demonstrations extended across the country as students joined the youth-led surge of activism set off by the Feb. 14 massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

Students at schools right here in the metro were no exception. Here is a round-up of some of our local coverage: