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Connecticut High Schoolers Organizing For Gun Control After Parkland Shooting

Connecticut High Schoolers Organizing For Gun Control After Parkland Shooting

High school students in Connecticut are joining classmates around the country to press Congress to adopt stricter gun laws with a new sense of urgency after 17 people were gunned down at a Florida high school last week.

Teens are organizing largely through social media and have already formulated plans for vigils, marches and two nationwide school walkouts.

In Connecticut, some students cited the 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown as an impetus for them to act.

Lane Murdock, a sophomore at Ridgefield High School, is the founder of the #NationalSchoolWalkout, a daylong demonstration planned for April 20 to coincide with the 19-year anniversary of the...

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