Watch: West High students rally in solidarity with Florida students for gun control

Students of at least three schools in the Anchorage School District held rallies and walkouts Wednesday, in the wake of the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, last week. Catherine Esary, ASD spokeswoman, said that the events were completely student-planned and that it was "totally organic." Dozens of students gathered outside West High School at noon and had several speakers.

Anchorage School Superintendent Deena Bishop said in an interview Tuesday that the district was reviewing its schools' safety procedures in light of the Florida school shooting.

"Something like that could happen anywhere," Bishop said. "No one is going to be immune to this type of business. It's everywhere, so we just need to know what to do."

Bill Roth

Bill Roth is a staff photojournalist at the Anchorage Daily News.