Students and community march to Ted Yoho's Office after school walkouts, asking for change

Students and community march to Ted Yoho's Office after school walkouts, asking for change

Buchholz High School students walked out of school today and joined with others in the community on a march to Congressman Ted Yoho's office.

"I'm here to show that kids lives matter and that were not going to be sitting ducks and waiting for another school shooting to happen," Trinity Kriz said, 7th grader at Trilogy Middle School .

These kids wanted to make sure their voices are heard as they protested for tighter gun control.

"We want to feel safe again we want to feel happy when we come into school and not worried that we are going to get shot," 8th grader Erin Lybrand said.

Students and parents placed roses outside of Yoho's office to honor the 17 victims in the Stoneman Douglas shootings.

Yoho was not in his office but students left letters for him to read before congress debates gun legislation this week.

"Our demand to congress is simple... we hope he follows it," Senior at Buchholz Charlie Parker said. "Even if he doesn't I'm just glad I let him know how I feel about it, I hope it'll influence somebody," he said.

After the protest some students were able to Skype Yoho, and told him how they felt.

Yoho listened to their thoughts-and told them he believes the issue is more about the people behind the trigger.


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