High school junior Jordan Harb, of Mesa, Ariz., speaks during a news conference at the state Capitol in Phoenix, Monday, March 12, 2018. Harb spoke out about stalled gun legislation and a planned walkout by students designed to highlight the Republican-led Legislature's inaction on gun safety measures. (AP Photo/Bob Christie)
Students around the North Bay are getting ready to walk out of their classes today. A variety of schools in the region are likely to see students leave their classes at 10 a.m. for a short time as part of a nationwide gun violence protest. The demonstration that will take place around the country was organized following last month’s deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida. Many school districts have said they would prefer students to remain on school grounds while demonstrating. Some have said that students who walk out of class could face normal absence procedures.