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Lawrence Students Stage Walkout to Protest Gun Violence, More Protests Planned

As part of a nationwide protest, hundreds of students at Lawrence's Free State High School staged a walkout today (WED) to protest school shootings, including the mass shooting that took place last week in Florida.  The Lawrence Journal-World reports that about 400 students walked out around 10 o'clock this (WED) morning.  The crowd then stood in silence for 17 minutes to honor the 17 victims in the Florida shooting.  Some 60 to 70 students at Lawrence High School staged a similar walkout.  And this may not be the last protest of its kind.  Students across Kansas are planning other school walkouts in reaction to the recent mass shooting in Florida.  Stephan Bisaha, of the Kansas News Service, spoke with a high school student in Wichita who is recruiting classmates to join her in protest.

Stephen Bisaha is a reporter for KMUW Radio in Wichita and a contributor to the Kansas News Service.  Follow him on Twitter @SteveBisaha.



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