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Local schools walk out to mark one-month anniversary of Florida school shooting

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Hundreds of students at one Reno, Nevada high school chanted, "We want peace," as they marched several blocks to a U.S. Post Office to deliver letters to their members of Congress demanding action to combat gun violence.

Wooster High senior Ann Snelgrove said they have to put pressure on politicians who refuse to do their job because they're paid off by the gun lobby.

She said in a speech outside the post office Wednesday that those who oppose expanded background checks are on the wrong side of history. She asked, "Can't you hear the children scream?"

Freshman Lily Crano carried a sign referencing the mass shooting in Florida that read, "They could have been us." She told an Associated Press reporter, "If they don't hear us now, they're deaf."

Several northern Nevada schools participated in the walkouts on Wednesday as part of a nationwide movement commemorating the one-month anniversary of the school shooting in Parkland, Fla., which claimed the lives of 17 people.

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