This article by Chris Mays originally appeared March 14 in the Brattleboro Reformer.
BRATTLEBORO — Students received cheers as soon as they stepped outside the high school Wednesday to stand in solidarity with the victims of the school shooting in Parkland, Fla., and call for stricter gun laws.
“We are all here today because we are demanding change,” Lucia Morey, one of the three students who led the walkout at Brattleboro Union High School, told a crowd gathered at the entrance. “We do not feel safe inside our schools. This is why we are walking out today. We want to be clear about how serious we are about the change we demand. Children are dying.”
Protests planned as part of #ENOUGH National School Walkout in about 3,000 schools throughout the United States lasted 17 minutes in honor of the 17 victims killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Feb. 14. The student-led initiative in support of the #NeverAgain movement organized by students in Parkland looking for “common sense gun laws” welcomed community members to participate.
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