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Local students meet with organizations to plan National School Walkout

Posted at 4:29 AM, Feb 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-26 04:30:21-05

Last week thousands of students around South Florida walked out of class to protest of gun violence.

After 17 people were gunned down at Stoneman Douglas High School, a group of students started working to make sure it doesn't happen again.

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"It's now our turn to listen to them and find out specifically what they need," Erin Haag said. 

All week they watched their peers walkout of school in protest and they want to keep the momentum going.

"I'm tired of being told to just sit down and act like a kid," said teenager Lilly Logdson. "I have to act like an adult now because now I'm afraid to go to school. I'm afraid that I'm going to get killed at school. I'm afraid that one day I'm not going to be able to go home and see my mom again."

Now with the help of Women's March Florida, Palm Beach County Chapter and Mothers Against Murderers Association (MAMA) these students are hoping to make a real change.

"It's important that we do it the right way, because if we do it the way, we are planning on doing it the teachers can get involved," Logsdon said. This is not only affecting us, it's affecting them."

For these students this is the beginning of a movement.

"I don't want to have to fear that I'm going to be killed by a legal weapon," Logdson said. 

The National School Walkout is planned for March 14. Organizers told WPTV next weekend the local group will meet again.