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Mt. Horeb students want voices heard, safer schools

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Hundreds of Mt.

Horeb students joined others across the country in National School Walkout Day to remember the lives lost in the Parkland school shooting and to demand stricter gun laws.

Brittany Paris reports.

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Mt. Horeb students want voices heard, safer schools

Now from mount horeb.

Mark, hundreds of mt.

Horeb high school students walked out of class today and filled the football bleachers... standing up not only for parkland high school students... but also for themselves.

They had the support of school administrators and were joined by teachers, parents, and mt.

Horeb community members.

They started the rally by reading the names of the 17 people killed at stoneman douglas one month ago today.

They said adults and lawmakers have failed them.

Organizers say this rally is to protest gun violence and call on those lawmakers to enact change.

Alyssa austin, mt.

Horeb senior 13:18:40:18 ((("i just thought enough was enough.

It was kind of a last straw thing, especially because we have this idea that it won't happen to us."))) 13:18:52:25 delany zimmer, mt.

Horeb senior 13:21:44:02 ((("seeing students who went through that and are now talking to lawmakers and plannign the march on washingon, it just inspired me so much that you can go through something like that and turn around and really make something good out of it."

13:21:58:17 representative sondy pope attended the rally and told students she hears them and is willing to work with them.

The student organizers say they felt empowered seeing the support they had from their school and their community... and say now is the time to start the discussion on




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