Students say they hope the ongoing protests will put pressure on politicians to reform gun laws, such as outlawing AR-15 rifles and banning bump stocks that can be attached to weapons to make them fire faster.
It's in observance of the 19th Anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting.
Those students whose parents verified their absence from school and who signed out as required would not face consequences, he said, although they are responsible for making up any missed work. Many wore orange, a colour that has come to represent the movement against gun violence, as they observed a 13-second silence in honour of those killed at Columbine. A large number of state troopers were also on hand. The walkout coincided with others across the United States, which were planned in recognition of the 19th anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting.
Two students from Apex Friendship High School planned a spoken-word performance about violence and what it's like to attend school amid the news of school shootings.
Red Hook High School students sit on the grass outside the school during Friday's walkout.
Joining the demonstrators in Santa Fe, several schools across Albuquerque participated in Day of Action events to say "no more" to violence in schools.
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"I mean there have been so many cases with just random people, getting guns and doing stupid things with them", Vance Tyson said.
Rather than walking out for just 17 minutes, this time students walked out of schools at 10 a.m. for the remainder of the school day.
Students said that sensible gun laws are a long time coming in this country.
Teenagers at West High School wrote letters to their lawmakers demanding change.
About 300 students participated in Friday's walkout at Wilson, district spokeswoman Karen L. Troutman said.
"We want to feel safe at a place where we're supposed to feel safe", said Joshua Caisse, a sophomore at Iowa Park High School. "I'm terrified", said Stephanie Cisneros. "We are trying to give them an alternate viewpoint".