17 minutes. That's how long more than 100 Rhinelander high school and 100 more James Williams Middle School students were outside in the cold demanding action to end gun violence in the nation's schools.
The time was peaceful, though local law enforcement kept a distant presence.
It's part of a nationwide protest held Wednesday, 30 days after 17 students were slain by a gunman at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. The walkouts specifically were timed to 17 minutes to honor the slain students.