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Survivor Students Say 6 Fla. Lawmakers Refused to Meet With Them

Survivor Students Say 6 Fla. Lawmakers Refused to Meet With Them
(Alan Alvarez/The Independent Florida Alligator) 

By    |   Wednesday, 21 February 2018 03:19 PM

Four students who survived the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School accused at least six Florida state lawmakers of refusing to meet with them, CNN reported Wednesday.

They spoke as hundreds of students staged walkouts at high schools in Florida and across the country. Dozens of students marched on the State Capitol in Florida and on the White House in Washington, D.C.

Student Ethan Rappaport, 15, called the Florida lawmakers' refusal to meet with students "unacceptable."

"You work for us," he said. "We are not your servants. We are your boss."

Another massacre survivor, Florence Yared, 17, told a rally in Tallahassee that Congress members who don't act risk being voted out of office.

"You are directly responsible for every community that has lost people to gun violence, and you have the power to change this. If you don't, then we will change you," she said.

"We are too young to vote (now), but soon we will be able to vote, and we will vote you out … to make a safer world," she said.

Yared said the shooting has made her fear going to school.

"No longer can I walk the halls I walked millions of times before without fear and sadness," she said. "No longer can I walk the halls without hearing the gunshots. No longer can I walk the halls without imagining bloodstains and dead bodies."

CNN will hold a nationally televised town hall at 9 p.m. Wednesday with survivors, parents, two U.S. senators and a representative of the National Rifle Association.

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Four students who survived the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School accused at least six Florida state lawmakers of refusing to meet with them, CNN reported Wednesday.
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