Miami Middle School Students Hope Their Magazine Will Help End Gun Violence

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The morning after the Feb. 14, 2018, school shooting in Parkland, Fla., a middle school teacher in nearby Miami stood in front of his speech and debate class and had no idea what to say. "It's a powerful thing when 13-year-olds and 14-year-olds are looking up to you for an answer to something that you don't have an answer for," said Kelsey Major, a teacher at Everglades K-8 Center, a public school about 50 miles south of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where 17 people had been killed in the shooting. "In speech and debate, I was speechless," he said. What started as a loss for words later became a group civics project aimed at ending gun violence. A club made up of about 40 sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders is now working on its second edition of...

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Miami Middle School Students Hope Their Magazine Will Help End Gun Violence

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