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Marshall Co. Students To Rally For Safety

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(LEX 18) — In the wake of the deadly Florida high school shooting, students across the country are taking an active roll pushing for school safety.

That includes those at Kentucky's Marshall County High School.

Create change: That's exactly what a group of Kentucky high schools students aim to do.

This after a gunman opened fire at Marshall County High School on Jan. 23.

Now they want to make sure lawmakers don't forget about that tragic day.

Two students were killed and more than 18 more were injured in the shooting.

But it was the attack in Parkland, Florida, that inspired those Marshall County students to stand up.

Several plan to speak at an upcoming Students For Students safety sit-in.

That will be held Wednesday, March 14, in Frankfort.

Students say they want to be brave and encourage others to speak out.

"We took a little bit more time, which I think is OK," said Marshall junior Keaton Conner, "but you can't help but ask yourself if we would have stood up like those students did, would it have happened to them."

The Frankfort rally is scheduled from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Capitol. Students from across Kentucky are encouraged to attend.

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