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West Boca Raton students demand change in letters to Congress

Posted at 5:43 PM, Feb 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-19 18:46:22-05

Students from a West Boca Raton high school are demanding change after last week’s Parkland school shooting. 

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Monday morning, hundreds of kids at Olympic Heights High School walked out of class. The students said they don’t feel safe and school and want new gun control legislation. 

Another group of students plans to send that message directly to Congress with 535 letters. 

"I don’t want to feel like every time I am sitting in class I could be the next victim,” said senior Julie Eisenberg. 

Eisenberg and her classmates put together an event for people to come write the letters to Congress demanding better gun laws. Each letter is asking representatives to prevent the Parkland shooting from happening again. 

“When they see that everyone is coming together, hopefully, it can make a difference,” said junior Spencer Diana. 

Brooke Hall and Eisenberg said they knew some of 17 killed in last week’s shooting.

“While it didn’t happen to our school, it happened to our community,” said Hall. 

The letter asks each member of Congress to do something about current gun laws and to make it harder for people to get their hands on them. 

“It can never happen again,” said Hall.