Snowstorm doesn't stop student walkouts in Maine

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YARMOUTH, Maine (AP) — A snowstorm that dumped up to 2 feet of snow on Maine has forced postponements of many, but not all, student demonstrations demanding school safety.

But more than 200 students gathered Wednesday outside Yarmouth High School to hold a moment of silence for the victims in Parkland, Florida, and to rally against gun violence.

Sage Watterson said every student in America "goes to school with a bundle of fear tucked into their backpack." She said people should not invoke the nation's founding fathers "to mop up the blood on library carpets and cafeteria floors."

Other schools had demonstrations. In Freeport, several dozen students gathered even though schools were closed.

The walkouts are in response to the killings of 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School last month in Florida.

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