'I'm Not Going to Wait for Some Adult to Make Change'

Students around US take to streets to protest gun violence
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 21, 2018 2:01 PM CST
Millbrook High School students demonstrate against gun violence outside their school in Frederick County, Va., Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, following a school shooting in which over a dozen people were killed...   (Jeff Taylor/The Winchester Star via AP)
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(Newser) – Students who survived the shooting that left 17 dead earlier this month in Florida marched on the state capitol in Tallahassee on Wednesday to confront lawmakers and demand a ban on assault weapons, CNN reports. They were joined by thousands of students from around South Florida, some of whom marched up to 10 miles to Parkland's Stoneman Douglas High School, the site of the shooting, in solidarity. "We're exhausted, but couldn't be prouder to be here," a senior from Palm Beach County says. About 100 students from Stoneman Douglas were scheduled to meet with lawmakers Wednesday. "People I know died. My friends died," survivor Daniel Bishop says. "If our government was doing something correctly, then we wouldn't be here today." Here's what else you need to know:

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