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Stoneman Douglas Students: 'It Just Doesn't Even Feel Like School Anymore'

A few dozen students walked out of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Friday and signed a "Never Again" poster with personal messages to send to Columbine High School.
Jessica Bakeman
The Florida Channel
Leon County Judge John Cooper on June 30, 2022, in a screen grab from The Florida Channel.

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School was closed for a while after the shooting on Feb. 14. And since then, some of the students have been flying around the country for rallies and media events, leading a renewed national gun control movement.

There have been days when students have stayed home because of threats made against the school on social media. And sometimes, when they’re in class, they have a hard time focusing.

So when a few dozen students walked out of school on Friday as part of a national protest marking the 19th anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting in Colorado, they said they weren’t worried about missing the day. They’ve already missed much of the year.

Listen to four students talk about what it’s been like at school since the shooting.

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Jessica Bakeman reports on K-12 and higher education for WLRN, south Florida's NPR affiliate. While new to Miami and public radio, Jessica is a seasoned journalist who has covered education policymaking and politics in three state capitals: Jackson, Miss.; Albany, N.Y.; and, most recently, Tallahassee.