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Clara McRae

Missoula high school students march for action on gun safety on the Higgins Street bridge in Missoula, February 21, 2018.
Olga Kreimer

During first period English last Friday at Capital high school in Helena, student Noah Whitehorn, felt his phone buzz with a notification; 10 people were dead following a school shooting in a small town just outside of Houston, Texas.

“I almost cried in the middle of English class. How is this still happening? After all that we’ve done in the past few months you’d think that at least something would have been accomplished.”

Hundreds of thousands of students are calling for stricter gun control measures at “March For Our Lives” rallies across the country on Saturday. But in Mountain West states like Idaho, Utah and Montana, counter-protestors are organizing pro-gun rallies. 

Ammunition. File photo.
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Students in Helena are joining the March For Our Lives movement spurred by the  slaying of 17 people at a school in Parkland, Florida last week. They met Wednesday night.