Somerville High School junior Megan Barnes marches with others during a Feb. 28, 2018 student walkout at the school in Somerville, Mass. A large-scale, coordinated demonstration is planned for Wednesday, March 14, when organizers have called for a 17-minute school walkout nationwide to protest gun violence. (Craig F. Walker/The Boston Globe via AP)

Somerville High School junior Megan Barnes marches with others during a Feb. 28, 2018 student walkout at the school in Somerville, Mass. A large-scale, coordinated demonstration is planned for Wednesday, March 14, when organizers have called for a 17-minute school walkout nationwide to protest gun violence. (Craig F. Walker/The Boston Globe via AP)

Student walkout over guns poses balancing act for schools

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