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Hundreds of Md. Students March to Capitol, Call for Gun Control

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    Students Call for Gun Control, Plan Walk-Out

    Hundreds of students from several Montgomery County schools are planning to march to the U.S. Capitol Wednesday to call for gun control in the wake of last week's deadly shooting in Florida. News4's Justin Finch reports. (Published Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018)

    Hundreds of students from several Montgomery County, Maryland, high schools walked out of class and marched toward the U.S. Capitol Wednesday to demand stronger gun control laws in the wake of the deadly school shooting in Florida. 

    Chopper4 flew over the scene as hundreds of students from Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring walked out of the school and onto the road.

    The students took the Metro to Union Station, where they marched to Capitol Hill to demand stronger gun control laws. 

    The students chanted and carried signs that said, "Hey Hey NRA, How Many Kids Have You Killed Today?" and "Protect Kids, Not Guns."

    The march comes in the wake of last week's deadly shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. 

    Students who survived the school tragedy are holding a march of their own in Florida.

    About 100 Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School started marching just before 8:30 a.m. from the campus of Florida State University, where they spent the night inside the school's basketball arena, to the Capitol building less than half a mile away.

    Once there, students will meet with politicians – including Governor Rick Scott – in their push for gun law reform following the deadly scene last week.