For those who wish to participate, the walkout is now scheduled for Thursday at 10 a.m.
With school cancelled on Wednesday due to snow, Danvers High students have postponed their participation in a national school walkout.
The walkout is now scheduled for Thursday at 10 a.m.
A National Walkout took place at schools across the country at 10 a.m. on Wednesday morning. But many Massachusetts schools were cancelled after Tuesday's nor'easter, prompting organizers to reschedule or cancel their participation in the event.
The national walkout, which lasted 17 minutes in honor of each victim of the school shooting in Parkland, Fla., last month, was a student-led protest against gun violence in America. More than 3,100 schools were registered to participate, according to EMPOWER, the group organizing the event.
Students at Danvers High were among those who planned to participate in the national walkout.
But by Tuesday evening, Danvers Public Schools announced school would be closed on Wednesday, meaning the walkout was cancelled, too.
Superintendent Lisa Dana said students spoke to administration, including Principal Jason Colombino, about rescheduling the event.
Danvers High student organizers said their 17-minute walkout has been rescheduled to take place Thursday morning. Students who choose to participate will walk out the main doors, around the school and into the field house, according to one student organizer, Clea Matt.
While it's unclear how organizers at surrounding schools plan to handle the walkout with school closures, Wicked Local's news partner WCVB reported that students in Boston planned to gather Wednesday at 11 a.m. at St. Paul's Church on Park Street, where they'll begin marching to Beacon Hill to rally and lobby legislators.
A similar protest is planned in Harvard Square.