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FAMU, FSU students to join march at State Capitol

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Posted at 5:25 PM, Feb 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-20 12:49:07-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - School officials are welcoming students from Marjorie Stoneman Douglas Tuesday evening.

Leon County Schools says that they will be hosting students from the Parkland high school as they arrive in Tallahassee. 

The South Florida students are set to arrive at Leon High School around 8:15 p.m. on Tuesday.

They are asking students to attend to welcome the Parkland survivors to the Capital City.

LCS will also be excusing absences for those wishing to participate in events at the State Capitol on Wednesday.

They tweeted the announcement on Monday:

On Tuesday, a group of 100 students, all from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, will head to Tallahassee to meet with state legislators and join in on a variety of meetings.

The next day, a march and rally are planned in response to the deadly mass shooting, calling on legislators take preventative action.

The Tallahassee Police Department says they have plans to close streets due the large amount of people expected to make their way to the Capitol for the march.

They say hundreds of students are here in Tallahassee are expected to participate in events held in response to the tragic event that occurred last week in Parkland.

Not only will Wednesday's rally draw crowds, but police say more than 700 students are also scheduled to march from FAMU and FSU to the Capitol grounds. 

During this time, several intersections will be held as marchers safely pass:

  • College/Macomb
  • College/MLK Jr. Blvd.
  • College/S. Bronough
  • College/Duval
  • College/Adams
  • FAMU Way/S. Adams St.
  • FAMU Way/Melvin St.
  • FAMU WAY/ MLK Jr. Blvd.
  • Harrison St./ MLK Jr. Blvd.
  • MLK Jr. Blvd./Pershing
  • S. Monroe/Oakland

Motorists traveling in the downtown area are asked to drive with caution and be patient as activities may cause potential traffic delays beginning at 11 a.m.