Florida School Shooting Survivors March To The State Capitol

Carla Harmon
February 23, 2018

Across the street, survivors of the Stoneman Douglas shooting testified to their experience.

More than 100 grieving students who survived a deadly school shooting rallied Wednesday in the Florida state capital to urge lawmakers to take action to prevent the next mass tragedy. "That it's not just them alone in this fight and that the students are working together". We have people making more specific plans, but for now know that this is for the march and everything left over will be going to the victims' funds.

"We're going to be very strong on background checks, we're doing very strong background checks, very strong emphasis on the mental health", Trump said. One read: "We want education without fear of annihilation".

She added, "It's not about a political debate between the two parties, it's about saving lives".

Parth said the effort was supported by the faculty at Lakewood High School, located in a suburb on the west side of Cleveland. "You can come out here and support gun control or support more guns".

"America take a look, our future stands here today", Brown said.

In Florida, survivors of the shooting massacre in Parkland traveled to their state capitol to push for new gun laws. Another sign said: "Kill the NRA, not our kids" and "These kids are braver than the GOP". Negron didn't directly answer the question, saying, "That's an issue that we're reviewing".

Some restrictions could include raising the minimum age to purchase the weapon to 21 and creating a waiting period.

The rally began with a reading of the names of the victims of the Florida shooting.

"This is not about Democrats; this is not about Republicans", one student said. Lauren Book of Broward County, who helped organize busloads of students who arrived at the Capitol late Tuesday.

Students from Hellgate and Sentinel high schools gathered on both sides of the Higgins Avenue Bridge, holding signs and chanting for gun control. In any given moment, there's tears.

"They send out their thoughts and their prayers, and we appreciate that, but that's enough", Daviyana Warren - a 15-year-old sophomore at Dublin Scioto High School near Columbus, Ohio, where about 200 students walked out in silence earlier this week - told the AP.

"Appointment only", the students were told.

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