Feb. 14 declared Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Remembrance Day

Survey Americans Blame School Shooting on Government Not Guns			The Associated Press		by AWR Hawkins27 Feb 20180		27 Feb 2018		27 Feb 2018

Survey Americans Blame School Shooting on Government Not Guns The Associated Press by AWR Hawkins27 Feb 20180 27 Feb 2018 27 Feb 2018

"We kind of decided we're exhausted of feeling like we can't do anything", said 16-year-old Mai Canning, one of the handful of students at Bethesda's Walter Johnson High School behind the effort. Due to their political inaction, Stoneman Douglas high schoolers have organized to push for significant reforms, generating over in fundraising for the as well as creating a significant social movements on platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

Others will show support and remember the 17 students who lost their lives in other ways.

Students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School were under attack by a 19-year-old shooter armed with an AR-15, an assault-style weapon.

Classes will only run a half day for this week and Principal Ty Thompson said in a tweet to students that they will focus on "emotional readiness and comfort not curriculum".

Clarence Garner, the superintendent of Grand Blanc schools, said the district will not punish students for taking place in the walkout that will lead students to the football field where a speaker and memorial honoring the Florida shooting victims is set to occur. Many of these students are partaking in a national "March for Our Lives" on March 24, a nationwide protest of gun violence and a second demonstration on April 20, the anniversary of the Columbine High School massacre. "I think we need to approach it a different way". "We don't think it's a wise decision or in the best interests of our students to be walking outside at a certain time on a certain day". He talked about students being threatened with violence in recent days, and said he hopes law enforcement agencies are investigating those threats to prevent further trauma. We as a Bradley community must show them we're listening - and that every voice matters here. Anyone in sports had to stay long after dark for practices, and high school clubs had to rearrange to make the clubs available to all members. All but 170 of the school's almost 3,300 students returned to classes, an attendance rate of 95 percent.

Campbell Zeigler is a freshman at Las Lomas High School in Walnut Creek.

It also notes that "leaving the campus is truancy, an infraction that is clearly covered in our student code of conduct".

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"Our view was if the kids can be courageous enough to organize like this, we can be fearless enough to take them out of here", Stack said. If someone feels they desperately need a gun to protect themselves then so be it; that right is protected by the Constitution. Young people see clearly what's going on in this country, without campaign funds or political pushback clouding our judgment. "Not only will we allow our students to participate, but we will encourage our staff to help organize a peaceful demonstration upon request". Almost 50 schools including Yale, Dartmouth and UCLA have taken to social media to reassure the students. "What can we do to even help?"

Salman said one of the worst things about going back to school is the people you'll no longer see in classrooms and the hallways.

Class was a time for students and teachers to seek comfort in each other. Senior Suzanna Barna said the school received donations of snacks, games, stress balls, "anything to help us cope". "We must also always balance the safety of our students, which is why this will be supervised".

Bevin says he's meeting with legislative leaders to discuss school safety. That's what we're trying to provide to our staff, our students to get through this period, to work our way back into some sense of normalcy.

"To be quite frank, I'm scared", she said, expressing fear of "going back into my classes and seeing empty chairs where my friends once sat".

"I pray that today is the beginning of our long and hard journey from grief, sorrow and anger to a new consciousness of hope, compassion and love".

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