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East Liverpool students stand in solidarity with community of Parkland, Fla.

Students at East Liverpool Junior-Senior High School stood together to support the community of Parkland, Fla. on Tuesday, nearly a month after the mass school shooting at Majory Stoneman Douglas High School.

Students at East Liverpool Junior-Senior High School stood together to support the community of Parkland, Fla. on Tuesday, nearly a month after the mass school shooting at Majory Stoneman Douglas High School.

Roughly 300 to 400 students stood around one another in the shape of a heart as student council members spoke in hopes to bring awareness that the nation has been affected by the 17 lives lost.

Students said they should not be weary to get out of bed and go to school and think, ‘this is my last day here.’"

The mission was to stand in solidarity, recognizing there are different viewpoints and futures, but uniting as one anyway.

Those on student council encouraged their fellow classmates to register to vote.

“I thought about how this keeps happening, and how hard it is on everyone that it goes through, and it's hard for other people to watch and to know that we don't want that to be us, we want to have everyone included,” senior Justin Blasdel said. “We don't want to have any discourse; we don't want negativity in our school.”

"This is what's going to make things change is us speaking up," senior Chelsea Reynolds said.

"My main focus was that change starts with us,” senior Lari Spahr said. “Nothing is going to happen if we sit by and watch. Everything comes back to us; we just have to do it."

More than 130 voter registration forms were taken to school on Tuesday.

More walkouts are expected to be held across the country on Wednesday, the month anniversary of the tragedy.

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