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Hundreds demand end to gun violence as Middlebury students prod lawmakers to act

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Posted on March 15, 2018 |
By Emma Pope McCright & Sophie Pope McCright



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MORE THAN 300 Middlebury Union High School students, MUMS and Middlebury College students plus community members lined both sides of the Cross Street Bridge in Middlebury Wednesday morning to show support for gun legislation and to remember the 17 people killed at a Florida high school last month. Similar marches took place throughout the state and the country. Above, MUHS students Wren Colwell, left, and Theo Wells-Spackman, and Middlebury College student Julian Gerson start a chant on the Cross Street Bridge. Independent photos/Trent Campbell

MIDDLEBURY — “We need to do this until the term ‘school shooting’ is no longer in our vocabulary,” said Greta Hardy-Mittell, a Middlebury Union High School senior.

On Wednesday, the East Middlebury resident joined around 300 demonstrators — students from MUHS, Middlebury Union Middle School and Middlebury College plus many local residents of all ages — in a gun-control rally on the Cross Street Bridge in Middlebury.

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