Dozens of students lined the hallway outside Boston Mayor Marty Walsh's office in a demonstration Monday.
The walkout is part of the national "March for Our Lives" demonstrations.
Students said they walked out of class in demonstration against gun violence and against the Boston Public School District's plan to close some facilities.
Parents and students have been requesting a moratorium on the city's planned closures at the end of this school year and next.
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Boston Students Walk Out, Stage 'Die-In' At City Hall
Boston students walked out of school Monday in an effort to protest the inequity of school closures and violence in Boston.
BOSTON, MA — Parents and students walked out of public schools and hundreds marched up to the fifth floor of City Hall Monday afternoon. Students who couldn't make it to city hall demonstrated inside their own schools, in opposition to what they said were inequities of school closures and violence prevention measures in Boston.
"No Violence Prevention, proposed closing of city schools, broken meetings... it is clear that the administration is not listening to the communities it serves," according to a Facebook invitation supported by a coalition of activist groups including March Forward Mass, Black Lives Matter Boston, Teen Empowerment, Stuck On Replay and Violence in Boston Inc. "Activists need to be heard, and we will be there in support."
Students and community members filled the hall near the Boston mayor's office, sitting and holding signs.