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David Hogg, Florida School Shooting Survivor, Calls for Action

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By    |   Thursday, 15 February 2018 01:46 PM

David Hogg, a student who survived Wednesday's massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, has called for lawmakers to address the issue of mass killings.

During an interview with CNN, the 17-year-old student pleaded with politicians.

"We're children," he said. "You guys are the adults. You need to take some action and play a role. Work together, come over your politics, and get something done."

Hogg noted that Wednesday's mass shooting, which left 17 students and faculty members dead after a former student opened fire in the school hallways, was just one of many.

"That's unacceptable," he said, according to Vox.

Hogg was huddled with several other students in a classroom while Nikolas Cruz, who reportedly had activated the fire alarm, allegedly walked the corridors with a gun and fired at students as they evacuated their classes.

As a TV production student, Hogg decided to film the incident as it unfolded, the Sun-Sentinel noted.

He later explained to CNN the reason for documenting the shooting.

"I want to show these people exactly what's going on when these children are facing bullets flying through classrooms and students are dying trying to get an education," he said. "That's not OK, and that's not acceptable and we need to fix that."

Hogg told ABC News that mass shootings could not keep happening.

"If we do and we get used to it, it's going to happen again," he said. "This is a time for our country to take a look in the mirror and realize there is a serious issue here."

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David Hogg, a student who survived Wednesday's school shooting in Florida, pleaded with lawmakers to set aside political differences to address the issue of mass shootings, saying on CNN, "We're children. You guys are the adults. You need to take some action."
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