Marjory Stoneman Douglas Shooting

Rachel Iacovone / WGCU

Student survivors of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School mass shooting embarked on a statewide bus tour from Parkland last week.

SWFL Student Activists Meet the MSD Peers Who Inspired Them

Jun 26, 2018
Sarajane Sullivan / WGCU

Student activists were able to meet the peers who inspire them Tuesday at a Road to Change tour stop in Punta Gorda. Student survivors of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School mass shooting embarked on a statewide bus tour from Parkland last week to encourage young people to vote. 

16-year-old Lianna Hubbard was at the group's voter registration event Tuesday afternoon.

Fort Myers March For Our Lives Attracts 2,000

Mar 26, 2018
Alexandra Figares / WGCU

  One of the many marches held over the weekend attracted 2,000 participants in Fort Myers, including two best friends. 

The Thursday night before the march, high school seniors Aly Childs and her best friend, Christina Rossomando, made signs for the March For Our Lives rally in Fort Myers.

Aly’s said, "The future is us. The future is bright."

Christina’s said, “Arms are for hugging.”

Gov. Rick Scott has ordered eight Florida Highway Patrol troopers to beef up security at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where gunman Nikolas Cruz killed 14 students and three staff members and injured 17 others last month in one of the nation’s worst school shootings.

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The Lee County Sheriff’s Office and the Lee County School District held a joint news conference Wednesday morning to announce measures they’ll begin taking immediately to begin hardening local schools. WGCU's Quincy Walters joins Gulf Coast Live to report back the district's plans, including one to put a school resource officer at every school.

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