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Florida high school rallies against gun violence after deadly shooting

They walked out for 17 minutes in remembrance of the 17 students and staff members killed at the school on Feb 14.

One of the students said that it is important for her to participate in the walkout.

“I feel like that it’s really important to make sure that our schools are a safer place. And this is such a tight-knit community, affecting this change in one school affects all of us. So it’s an important thing to be a part of this protest to a reform for all schools,” she said.

Florida Governor Rick Scott on March 9 signed into law a major gun-control and school safety legislation, three weeks after the school shooting. The student said that she agrees with such gun-control bills.

“I want to see more change to a point where rifles are completely banned from schools, and gun reform is more advanced,” the student said.

When asked about the national protest in Washington, D.C. scheduled, which thousands of students are expected to attend, she said, “I think it will make a difference, thousands of students taking off and protesting for their safety. I think it will be very emotionally moving to all of our congressmen and all in Washington D.C..”


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