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Okemos to Join Thousands of U.S. High Schools in National Walkout

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Kevin Lavery
Junior Avery Neese (left) and senior Melina Stone are co-organizing a walkout at Okemos High School. It's part of the National School Walkout Day to call awareness to gun violence prevention.

It’s been nearly a month since the deadly shooting in Parkland, Florida that killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. 



On Wednesday, students from thousands of schools across the country will walk out of class for 17 minutes to honor those killed in Florida and protest what they see as a lack of action of stop gun violence. 


WKAR’s Kevin Lavery spoke with Melina Stone and Avery Neese, who are co-organizing the walkout at Okemos High School, one of several schools participating in mid-Michigan.


Kevin Lavery is a general assignment reporter and occasional local host for Morning Edition and All Things considered.
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