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Parkland high school students in Tallahassee, demand action on guns

Posted: 9:03 AM, Feb 21, 2018
Updated: 2018-02-21 16:16:30Z
Students in Tallahassee, demand action on guns

Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School arrived Tuesday night in Tallahassee  will a full schedule of meetings Wednesday with Florida lawmakers in an effort to stop gun violence.

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The students from Parkland, Fla., made the six-hour bus ride to the state capital seeking change a week after 17 students were killed at their school.

Local students greeted them with hugs and support as they got off the bus.

Students are expected to meet with Gov. Rick Scott, Attorney General Pam Bondi and Senate President Joe Negron. Some of the meetings are closed to the public.

Students met with Negron at 9 a.m.

A rally to support gun safety reform begins at noon, but no students are expected to attend due to safety concerns. Speakers will include State Sen. Gary Farmer and State Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith.