Phil Lenkowski, now living in Poland, messaged local parent David Henry Sterry during the protest, saying that he had seen Montclair High School had one of the biggest demonstrations in America.
The demonstration was held in solidarity with students across the nation participating at the same time.
Meanwhile, free speech advocates geared up for a battle. "We just want to graduate", as they marched.
The police radio recordings showed that the Coral Springs police officers were the first to enter the school building after confirming that Broward County Sheriff's Office deputies had not gone in.
Knapp said the students were "absolutely respectable".
THS wasn't the only area school that participated in the National School Walkout.
There are roughly 1,600 students at Highland High School and 280 at Salt Lake School for the Performing Arts. The NRA has got to go!" and "What do we want? "I did shed some tears because it was really emotionally and heartbreaking", said Antioch High junior, Amanda Arias. "I was called into the principal's office, and we talked about it and chose to keep going with it". "This is something I will go to the ends of the Earth for". "Everyone was respectful and everyone was quiet, and it was orderly".
Councilwoman Renee Baskerville stood at the High School, as well.
They've been hand writing on paper hearts messages such as "You are not alone", "We support you", and "You are strong", to send to the high school's 2,972 students, with the goal of brightening their days, if only for a moment.
Students who joined the National School Walkout on Wednesday are now facing disciplinary consequences for joining thousands of other students across the country.
Although the group wanted students to shape protests on their own, it also offered them a list of demands for lawmakers, including a ban on assault weapons and mandatory background checks for all gun sales. Unfortunately, some students on our Antioch campus today chose to protest in ways that significantly disrupted school operations and threatened the safety and order for other students and staff within our school. Swift action was taken by school security and MNPD to address the situation.