US Teachers And Students Prepare For Nationwide Schools Walkout For Gun Control

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US Teachers And Students Prepare For Nationwide Schools Walkout For Gun Control

Teachers and students in the USA are preparing for 17-minute nationwide schools walkout following last week’s mass-shooting in Florida.

The shooting has reignited debate around gun control laws in the United States as students plea for gun reform.

Now the organisers behind the Women’s March an anti-Trump and female empowerment protest, called for a 17-minute, nationwide walkout by teachers and students on March 14, which mark one month since the shooting.

The 17 minutes will honour the 17 lives lost on Florida.

Another walk out is planned for April 20, which will mark 19 years since the Colombine High School massacre which left 13 dead.

"Nothing has changed since Columbine, let us start a movement that lets the government know the time for change is now," organisers wrote in the change.org event. 

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The students who were witness  the tragecy  have vowed to become the face of a movement for tighter firearm regulations and plan to visit the state capitol in Tallahassee this week to demand immediate action.

Emma Gonzales, a senior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School,delivered an impassioned speech to crowds over the weekend vowing for chance: 

"We are going to be the last mass shooting," she said "We are going to change the law. That's going to be Marjory Stoneman Douglas in that textbook, and it's all going to be due to the tireless efforts of the school board, the faculty members, the family members and most importantly the students."

 

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