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[Students exited Batavia High School from various points Wednesday to convene on a practice field on campus.]
With Batavia School District 101 citing safety concerns, the campus was closed to the public for the duration of the event, but cheering responses could be heard from the gathered students in the distance.
One of the parents there to show support was Silvia Pelech of Batavia, whose daughter, Julia, is a sophomore at BHS.
Silvia Pelech said the Batavia students have been in social media contact with students in Tennessee, Florida and across the country, working to coordinate the walkouts.