On Wednesday Mar. 13, it will mark one month since the shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, where 14 students and three faculty members died.
Since then, survivors of the attack have called for action to end gun violence in schools.
Nationwide school walkouts are planned Wednesday at 10 a.m. with students and teachers from across the country demanding something be done about gun violence in schools.
McClatchy High School in Sacramento is one of the schools in our area participating in the nationwide movement.
"Tomorrow's event is really important because it highlights the power students have," said Maya Steinhart, a junior at McClatchy High School.
Steinhart believes her peers need to take advantage of that power by using their voices to push lawmakers to create what she calls "more reasonable gun control laws".
"Specifically, because this is a huge high school in the capital of the most populous state in the union. California, and particularly Sacramento, has a lot of sway in the national voice," she added.
Steinhart also said the walkout will be completely silent.
“The plan is that at 10 a.m., students will get out of their classrooms, walk to the front of the school, stand for 17 minutes in silence, respectful protest in memory of the students of Parkland," she said.
Sacramento City Unified School District (SCUSD) officials say extra security will be present at McClatchy during Wednesday's walkout.
"We're viewing the walkout tomorrow for those students who want to participate, as an educational opportunity to learn about civics and learn about empowering themselves," said SCUSD Board Member, Jay Hansen.
Alex Barrios, spokesman for SCUSD, told ABC10 that not all high schools in the district are participating in a walkout. Each campus will have different student-run activities.
Meanwhile, the San Juan Unified School District (SJUSD) is organizing alternative activities to the walkouts; ranging from moments of silence, school safety discussions, and peace walks.
“A couple of our high school students still wanted to do a walkout type event,” said Raj Rai, spokesman for SJUSD. “So, they're walking out of classrooms to a specific area of campus where they're gathering - either for a moment of silence or a dialogue - rather than walking off campus.”
Officials with the Elk Grove Unified School District are also encouraging students to stay on campus to attend the different events each school has planned, if they choose to participate.