STOCKTON, Calif - An anti-gun protest turned rowdy after students from Stockton schools walked out Friday.
Hundreds of students from five Stockton high schools walked out of classes in protest of gun violence in wake of last week's deadly shooting in Parkland.
Police say the demonstrations got rowdy when one group of students attempted to leave school by jumping a fence while other students were walking along streets and creating traffic problems by blocking off streets.
Another group of students ran through the mall, but there was no vandalism reported.
Police say the demonstrations then turned violent when students started throwing rocks and damaged both police and citizen vehicles.
"This is a very important thing to me and to all of us. Obviously, this matters. Yeah, it wasn't in Stockton, but there has been shootings in Stockton just like the Cleveland shooting. This is important to every school. No matter where we are, this could happen. It doesn't matter if you're in Florida, it doesn't matter if we're in Stockton, no matter where we are there could be a gun on campus and someone could get hurt,” said Haley Wolfe, a student.
Police say five arrests were made including charges of battery on an officer, resisting arrest, taking an officer's baton, and vandalizing vehicles.
They say those arrested ranged from 14 years old to 18 years old.
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