Hudson Valley students to join gun violence walkout

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Students in the Hudson Valley and across the country are calling on lawmakers to take action on gun reform after 17 people were gunned down at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida last week

Survivors of the shooting like senior Emma Gonzalez have been speaking out and are insisting that lawmakers pass gun reform legislation.

On March 14, there will be a national school walkout day to protest gun violence. A march is also planned for Washington, D.C., where students will push for stronger gun laws.

In Mount Pleasant, many teenagers told News 12 say they fully support the walkout day. Valhalla High School student Calista Janicki says her classmates will join the chorus of young voices around the country demanding gun reform.

Briarcliff Manor Middle School student Jillian Mauro says her school is also planning its own form of protest against gun violence.

President Donald Trump is expected to hold a listening session Wednesday in Florida with survivors of the school shooting.

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