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When It Comes To School Safety, Students Want Their Voices Heard

As a new school safety committee meets, some Texas students feel their voices aren’t being heard in the process.

Madie Lake, an organizer with the Houston March for Our Lives group, hugs a student from Santa Fe High School at a press conference Friday.
Madie Lake, an organizer with the Houston March for Our Lives group, hugs a student from Santa Fe High School at a press conference.

A state Senate committee on school safety is holding its first meetings this week. It was convened in light of last month’s shooting in Santa Fe.

Well, some feel their voices aren’t being heard in this process. The Austin chapter of March For Our Lives says it’s gathering at the Capitol tomorrow.

Among them will be 18-year-old Jack Kappelman, who just graduated from high school in Austin and is a lead organizer with the group. He tells Houston Matters producer Maggie Martin about his group’s message.

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