Students of Sanger High, like others across the nation, stepped out of their classrooms March 14 to honor the 17 teenagers and teachers murdered in Parkland, Fla. at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High by a gunman armed with an AR-15. Sanger School District officials approved the event to take place at 10 a.m. They adjusted class schedules to set aside the time so it wouldn't conflict with students attending classes. Those who preferred not to attend the rally situated in the center of the campus, they were advised to grab a snack or catch up on other work. Several hundred students choose to observe the 17 seconds of silence orchestrated by student organizer Grace Miller and listen as she and four others took turns reading a speech that Parkland student survivor Emma Gonzalez made at a gun control rally Feb. 17, three days after the shooting.

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