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Florida Students Arrive in State Capital to Right for Gun Control

Florida Students Arrive in State Capital to Right for Gun Control

KSTP has learned students calling for change will either march or take the light rail to city hall.

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Investigators said the assault was carried out by 19-year-old former Stoneman student Nikolas Cruz, who purchased an AR-15 almost a year ago.

The students' push for change hit a hurdle Tuesday when the Republican-dominated Florida House of Representatives declined to take up a debate on legislation that would have banned assault weapons and large-capacity magazines.

With heavy hearts, students, who have become citizen lobbyists, met with lawmakers on Tuesday with one goal - to urge the passage of gun control measures. "We're trying to save the lives of innocent children".

"Our kids shouldn't be afraid to go to school", French said.

A student who survived the high school shooting in Florida last week is speaking out at the state capitol about his experience.

He said when the SWAT team entered the booth he thought it was the shooter. He says he feared for his life and also felt guilty for those he couldn't protect and those who died. "This kind of stuff can't just happen", Alex Wind, one of the shooting's survivors told NBC's Meet The Press. These students are going to demand actions from lawmakers.

Students at high schools across the US are staging walkouts to protest gun violence in the wake of last week's deadly school shooting in Florida.

On February 14, a school shooting that killed 17 students and faculty plunged Florida into mourning.

Student survivor Ryan Deitsch told the Tallahassee crowd, "The more [the lawmakers] don't act, the more they don't deserve to be in office".

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"As a senior, I have a little sister here, and I want to make sure that she's safe", Overcast-Hawks said.

A hundred Stoneman Douglas High School students traveled 400 miles from Parkland to the state capital and camped out overnight at the Tallahassee civic center, waiting for speak with legislators and the governor Wednesday.

While some chose to visit the memorial, others marched in support of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

Cruz, a former pupil at Marjory Stoneman Douglas, was apprehended within an hour after the shooting, less than a mile away from the school. Negron didn't directly answer the question, saying, "That's an issue that we're reviewing". Collins past year introduced legislation that would nullify much of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's NY SAFE Act, a sweeping set of gun control measures including a ban on sales of assault weapons in New York stores, Kowalczyk said. The AR-15 has been used in five of the top six mass shootings in recent history.

Students at Simon Kenton High School near Cincinnati marched around their school chanting "Never again".

"We're going to work with the school community to see what's their desire in terms of how they want to treat the rest of the school year, and we'll work with the state to make it happen", Runcie said. The group will return home later Wednesday.

The suspect, Nikolas Cruz, 19, is accused of being responsible for the attack. Police charged Cruz, who had been kicked out of the school due to disciplinary problems, with 17 counts of premeditated murder.

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