Mich. students to join walkouts to protest gun violence

Feb 21, 2018 by

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Michigan students are standing in solidarity with students across the nation as they prepare to walk out of class to protest gun violence and the shooting deaths of 17 people at a Florida high school.

School walkouts are planned March 14, the one-month anniversary of the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, and April 20, the 19th anniversary of the shooting deaths of 13 people at Columbine High School in Colorado.

Students and parents say they want lawmakers to act to stop school shootings and other gun violence.

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And it’s not just high school students who will be protesting.

Isabella Cristini, 8, will be walking out of her Taylor elementary school on March 14 for 17 minutes — one minute for each person killed at Douglas High.

Her mom, Maria Cristini, 41, of Taylor said she is signing her daughter out of school at Quest Charter Academy in Taylor.

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