Students in SoCal protest gun violence following the Texas massacre and walk out of school

High school students marched out of class Thursday in protest against gun violence and to support tighter gun control, from Saugus to South Los Angeles.

Students at Saugus High School have expressed concern about Tuesday’s massacre at Robb Elementary, in Uvalde. They recall Nov. 14, 2019, when a 16 year old opened fire on their campus and killed two students, injuring three others.

Mia Tretta, now a junior was shot in her abdomen during the attack.

“It’s so sad we can’t be safe at school … We are the only country with this problem that we can stop — it’s the legislators who need to take action,”She said.

Reports of opposition were made, with one Saugus student telling KTLA he heard that people had hurled abuse at demonstrators who disagreed.

Tretta said she’s grateful for those who did support them, as it’s her mission to keep alive the memory of those lost in 2019.

“My best friend’s name was Dominic Blackwell’ and it’s unfortunate we’ve had so many school shootings that nobody knows his name,”She said. “He’s become a statistic and I need to tell people that this isn’t OK.”

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