Video: North Miami Beach High Students Ransack Walgreens After Trayvon Martin Protest

Sometimes when you get a bunch of unsupervised kids with heightened emotions together, bad things happen.

Though the vast majority of demonstrations at Miami-Dade high schools have been peaceful and orderly, a small group of protesters from North Miami Beach High School apparently lost control and decided it was a good idea to ransack a Walgreens.

Video surveillance captured the incident.

A peaceful walkout was planned at North Miami Beach High School in remembrance of Trayvon Martin last Friday at 11 a.m. According to Local 10, as many as 500 students took part, but a small group broke the peace. About 80 to 100 students flooded into a nearby Walgreens.

About $150 worth of damage was caused. It hasn't been confirmed whether any merchandise was taken. "We all understand that this is a very emotional issue, but when our businesses or our community are negatively impacted by anyone breaking a law, we will enforce those laws without question," North Miami Beach Interim Police Chief Larry Gomer said in a statement.

The school's vice principal was on the premises and ordered the students out.

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Kyle Munzenrieder