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Next stop for school shooting survivors: the Florida Capitol


February 21, 2018

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Students who survived the shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School began a 400-mile journey to Florida's capital Tuesday to urge lawmakers to prevent a repeat of the massacre that killed 17 students and faculty last week.

Three buses carrying 100 students set out from Coral Springs for Tallahassee after they were swarmed by dozens of reporters and cameras. The students, many wearing burgundy T-shirts in their school colors, carried sleeping bags, pillows and luggage and hugged their parents as they departed.

Alfonso Calderon, a 16-year-old junior, said he hopes that...

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