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Marjory Stoneman Douglas students prepare for return while keeping movement alive

Posted: 5:01 PM, Aug 13, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-14 04:55:56-04
Marjory Stoneman Douglas students prepare for return while keeping movement alive

Tuesday marks six months since the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

Wednesday is the first day back to school for students.

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The days go by and it doesn't feel like it's been six months. Now there's a new school year.

"Little bit nervous. It's going back to sort of like a crime scene," said Zach Hibshman, a senior at Douglas.

Zach and Adam Buchwald are now seniors.

"There's mixed emotions. Part of me is nervous, part of me is excited to see all my friends," said Zach.

"It's crazy six months have passed, but Zach and I have been really working hard to be activists and work hard on our organization," said Adam.

They've been working hard for change.

"We're still fighting for a cause. We're still going to keep it up," said Zach.

Zach and Adam are co-creators of Parent Promise to Kids, a movement to get parents to sign a contract promising their kids they'll vote for politicians who support stricter gun laws.

They now have roughly 12,000 contracts.

"Obviously something has to change because you can't keep on having these so we're fighting for that," said Zach.

Now they're working hard to keep the movement going.

"Going to keep advocating for that. It's not a movement to be here and be reported on and go away. This is going to be here for many years," said Adam.