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Local high school students protest gun violence

March 14, 2018 News Extra

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Students at Seneca Valley High School protest Wednesday morning.

About 1,000 Seneca Valley High students walked the track at the secondary campus at 10 a.m. Wednesday for a 17-minute moment of silence – one minute for every person killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.

The shooting was one month ago.

At Mars Area High School, the campus was closed to the public before 10 a.m. Wednesday in preparation for the demonstration. District officials said they would permit students to demonstrate, but due to the school's proximity to the heavily travelled Route 228, they would not be permitted outside.

More than 3,000 schools nationwide were scheduled to take part in the walkout to remember the victims and protest gun violence in schools.

To read more about the protests Wednesday, read the Butler Eagle.

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