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Tallahassee students set to protest gun violence

Tallahassee students set to protest gun violence
Tallahassee students set to protest gun violence
Posted at 1:52 AM, Apr 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-20 02:36:01-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Following the Parkland School shooting and others like it, students are planning another day of rallies protesting gun violence.

On Friday Leon County high school students will be leading a rally at the Florida capital.

This comes two months after dozens of students from Leon, Godby, Lincoln and Chiles high schools were part of a massive rally outside the Old Capitol building.

Students called on legislators to make changes to gun laws.

The Leon County School district excused students from school to take part in that rally.

Friday's event will take place 19 years after the Columbine shooting as well as on National Walkout Day, where other students around the country are planning on walking out of school to protest gun violence.

Friday's event in Tallahassee, however, will take place after school is out.

The rally will take place from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the courtyard between the old and new Capitol buildlings.

Leon County Schools spokesman Chris Petley tells WTXL the rally is being organized entirely by students who'll be gathering after school to take part.