Paul Gordon, left, a junior at Arapahoe High School in Littleton, is helping organize student walkout Wednesday March 14, 2018, to protest gun violence in schools. Enzo Perri is a sophomore at Golden High School, where he opposes the walkout and says he won’t take part. They spoke with Colorado Matters Tuesday, March 13, 2018.

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Many students across the state plan to walk out of school Wednesday as part of a national protest over gun violence, driven to act by the recent mass shooting at a Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida.

Paul Gordon, a junior at Arapahoe High School in Littleton, is helping organize one such walkout. Enzo Perri is a sophomore at Golden High School, where he opposes the walkout and says he won’t take part. They speak with Colorado Matters about their positions, and what they think about the growing number of mass shootings in the nation’s schools.