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Hudson High School students join national walkout

About 50-100 Hudson High School students joined thousands of others nationwide in a walkout on Wednesday, March 14 one month after 17 people were killed in a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

The Hudson Star-Observer was informed Tuesday that a reporter would not be allowed at the school during the event. Hudson School District officials did not immediately return messages as to a reason why.

Students gathered outside the main office at 10 a.m. for 17 minutes. Police were present by the main office and at the front of the parking lot as an extra safety precaution.

Members of the public were allowed on school grounds to observe the event. Paul Bode, a community member who joined, said a few students spoke, and a sign was held saying change is needed.

“I support what the kids are doing 100 percent,” Bode said. “We need change and we need kids to feel safe in school.”

He said he also supported the nature of the event.

“Kids have First Amendment rights too,” Bode added. “It definitely affects them.”

This is an ongoing story that will be updated as more information is available.

Rebecca Mariscal

Rebecca Mariscal joined the Hudson Star Observer as a reporter in 2016. She graduated from the University of St. Thomas with a degree in communication and journalism. 

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