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Lakeshore students join National School Walkout

Stevensville, MI- More than 200 students at Lakeshore High School participated in Wednesday’s national school walkout.

At 10 a.m., the students and some faculty stood up and left class for 17 minutes, in honor of the 17 people killed in the shooting at Stoneman Douglas high school in Parkland Florida. They were also protesting gun violence and demanding legislative action.

“To me this walkout was incredibly important because I was honestly just heartbroken hearing about these families and siblings that lost their loved ones. And having a twin sister, I was thinking, ‘What if this happened to us?” said Anna Molloy, the student who organized the walkout.

Ahead of the event, students sold nearly 100 “enough is enough” t-shirts to raise money for the National Center for Victims of Crime.

“The goal isn’t to – ‘Oh, we need to all have one opinion.’ It’s – we need to talk, we need to unite here and figure out what we’re going to do with this problem of school violence,” said Molloy. “Us, as students, we are the future of this country. And it means a lot to us, anybody who is supporting us, because our only goal is to better this country and progress forward and become stronger citizens.”

Lakeshore was just one of the many Michiana schools to participate in the Walkout. Nationally, more than 2,000 schools participated. Click here to see how other Michiana schools handled the Walkout.

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