Students walked out of school Wednesday morning and headed to the Capitol for a rally to call for change to gun legislation.
This comes only a week after 17 people were killed at Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida as a sole shooter fired at staff and students with an AR-15.
Students from Richard Montgomery, Bethesda-Chevy Chase, Blair and other Maryland and D.C. high schools took part in the walk-out and rally. They walked out of class at 9:30 a.m.
Hundreds of students crammed onto Metro to make their way to Capitol Hill.
A student from Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School headed to the rally told WUSA9's Mike Valerio that she hopes "we can change something in our society and make schools a safe place again."
"I think lawmakers forget that in four years we can vote," another Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School student added.
Photos: DC-area schools walk out in gun protest
Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md) met the students at the scene.