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PORTLAND, Ore. — Students across the Portland area participated in National Walkout Day on Wednesday morning to honor the victims of the Parkland, Fla., school shooting, and also to protest gun violence.

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Many students shared stories on Snapchat to document the demonstrations at their schools, giving an up-close view at the walkouts from the students' perspectives.

Here's a collection of Snapchat stories from Wednesday's walkouts.

Columbia River High School, Vancouver

Hudsons Bay High School, Vancouver

David Douglas High School, Portland

Portland State University, Portland

Wilson High School, Portland

Sunset High School, Portland

Hazelbrook Middle School, Tualatin

Pacific University, Forest Grove