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A Chicagoland Student Walkout Leader Speaks Out

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In a previous protest before March 14's National Walkout Day, Oak Park and River Forest High School students stage a walkout in solidarity with Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students on Feb. 21, 2018.

In a previous protest before March 14’s National Walkout Day, Oak Park and River Forest High School students stage a walkout in solidarity with Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students on Feb. 21, 2018.

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High school students across the country are walking out of class today to call from stricter gun legislation. The walkouts come a month after the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school in Parkland, Florida that took 17 lives. In Illinois, it comes the day after Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner vetoed a bill to require gun dealers to get licenses from the state. Morning Shift talks to Max Freeman, a senior at Oak Park and River Forest High School who has organized the March 14 protest and walkout at his school.

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