SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Students in northern New Mexico plan to rally at the state Capitol amid a new wave of school walkouts across the country in response to gun violence.
Brendon Baca of the Santa Fe Public Schools says students plan to gather Friday at the Statehouse for a series of events exploring solutions to gun violence.
A panel of state lawmakers and public safety officials is gathering to answer questions from students about new approaches to school safety. A voter registration drive, letter-writing campaigns to lawmakers and art projects are planned on the anniversary of the 1999 Columbine mass shooting.
New Mexico was shaken by a December shooting at Aztec High School that killed two students. An August 2017 shooting at a public library in Clovis left two dead and four wounded.
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