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(AP) - Thousands of students in Florida and many others at dozens of high schools across the country have walked out of class to protest gun violence and to honor the victims of last week's massacre in Florida. Some of Wednesday's protests lasted 17 minutes in honor of the 17 people killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. Impromptu planning for demonstrations stretching from Arizona to Maine was shared on social media.

MASSILLON, Ohio (AP) - Authorities say an Ohio seventh-grader who died a day after shooting himself inside a middle school restroom had extra ammunition in his backpack. Police say they don't know if the shooting at Jackson Middle School, near Massillon, was intentional. The Summit County Medical Examiner's Office says the boy died at a hospital on Wednesday.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A news organization is reporting that a late entrant into the Ohio governor's race appears to have fallen short of the signatures required to make the ballot. reported Wednesday that its audit of petitions submitted by Democrat Jon Heavey found only 911 of the 2,173 signatures he gathered were valid. Heavey is a Cleveland doctor and venture capitalist who invested $1.5 million of his own money in a campaign launched out in anger and frustration toward GOP President Donald Trump.

(AP) - Students protesting gun violence in the wake of the shooting at a Florida high school that killed 17 people staged walkouts at some Ohio schools. Several hundred students at Upper Arlington High School near Columbus walked out at noon Wednesday joining thousands of other students across the country protesting gun violence after last week's shooting in Parkland, Florida. Students at high schools in Lakewood and West Lake near Cleveland also were among those walking out of class.

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