Westlake High School students hold walkout to protest recent gun violence

Lawrence Kim
February 23, 2018

But the high school students in Parkland are demanding a change to this demoralizing cycle, and they have kept the shooting in the focus of the news past the usual expiration date of coverage. In an emotional, new interview she EXCLUSIVELY tells HollywoodLife.com her plans to protest along with her fellow classmates for stricter gun laws and why she doesn't believe a word President Donald Trump, 71, has said in the aftermath of the tragedy. Everyone CBS 2 spoke to said their aim boils down to one thing: change.

"I signed a memorandum directing the Attorney General to propose regulations to ban all devices that turn legal weapons into machine guns", the president said.

As students traveled to Tallahassee by bus, Florida legislators voted not to consider a bill to ban assault rifles. They don't want to go to school and be anxious about being killed. "It seemed nearly heartless how they immediately pushed the button to say no".

The students from Stoneman Douglas are expected to meet with Florida Governor Rick Scott late Wednesday afternoon. "We are victims. We are change".

And that's something his fellow organizers Oliver Beck and Salzmann, who supports gun control, say they're happy about.

The mass shooting - the deadliest to happen at a USA high school, according to Reuters - has reignited the call for increased restrictions on guns.

"The assembly at the flagpole has been planned to take place for seventeen minutes and will include a minute of silence followed by student speeches", Cline wrote. And then once I heard the helicopters I knew. The slogans referred to their peer, Emma Gonzalez, who recently used the phrase in an impassioned speech denouncing lawmakers for inaction on gun control.

"I can't speculate on where a student is going to go based on behaviors".

"We want stronger mental health checks and background checks to work in conjunction we want a better age limit", said student Delaney Tarr.

The Women's March youth branch, EMPOWER, is also organizing a national school walk out on March 14, the one month anniversary of the Florida shooting.

Student organizers say this particular walk-out was organized in less than an hour through social media.

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