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"School is a scary place now." Humboldt County Students March for Our Lives

Despite experiencing backlash on social media for their advocacy, Humboldt County students join national efforts to create national, state and local change to the ways that guns are purchased.

Arcata High students, Ella Bauer and Mira O’Barr and NPA student, Amelia Parker are planning a school walkout on March 14 and the “March for Our Lives”  which is taking place on March 24 in Washington DC, and in towns around the country including Arcata. 

In the days since the February 14th mass shooting in Parkland, Florida in which 17 people were killed and 16 were injured, young people have mobilized to demand changes to local and national gun laws, including a ban on the sale of assault weapons and high capacity magazines, and to require background checks before guns can be purchased.