Scores of Maryland high school students stage walk-outs, take Metro trains to Washington for gun reform protests at Capitol: WATCH

About 1,000 students who attend three of the two dozen high schools in the District of Columbia’s neighboring Montogomery County, Md., walked out of classes Wednesday morning and headed to nearby train stations as part of a march for gun reform at the U.S. Capitol.

Hundreds from each high school — Richard Montgomery High School in Rockville, Md.; Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring, Md.; and Bethesda Chevy Chase High School in Bethesda, Md. — left school buildings at 9:30 a.m. and each traveled to the closest Metrorail station. Each of the high schools is 8-15 miles from the Capitol.

The trio of marches was organized on Facebook and social media, according to a report on NBC Washington.

The march to Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority stations is just the first step of the protests. Students will meet at Union Station, the closest train stop to the Capitol, and then march together three blocks to Capitol Hill.

The march on Washington comes the same day student survivors of the mass shooting in Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., meet with President Trump at the White House.

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