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Meadow Pollack and Joaquin Oliver were among the 17 people killed in last month's school shooting In the wake of the mass shooting at a Florida high school, students nationwide are organising for stricter #gunlaws.
by Jillian Kestler-D'Amours
Ariana Lopez spent over two hours huddled inside a storage closet with 60 other people.
Half stood, while the others sat on the floor of the closet, which measured no more than five square metres, as a gunman opened fire on students and staff at #Marjory #Stoneman #Douglas #HighSchool in #Parkland, #Florida. "It was absolute #fear," said 17-year-old Lopez as she recalled the deadly February 14 shooting. "When the #gunshots were going on, you could almost see it reverberating [on] the walls." It's been just over a month since #NikolasCruz, a former student at the school and the suspected attacker, admitted to carrying out the deadliest #schoolshooting in modern US history.
#17 people were killed in the attack, including Helena Ramsay, one of Lopez's closest friends whom she had known since elementary school. "She was one of those people you meet once in a lifetime that draws you to them and you want to spend as much time with them as possible before they leave," Lopez told Al Jazeera in a phone interview. @aljazeeraenglish #Last17 #marchforourlives