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McQueen High Student Talks About His Reversed Suspension; Rep. Amodei Reacts

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Wooster High School senior Ann Snelgrove reads a speech outside a U.S. Post Office during a student walkout to protest gun violence, Wednesday, March 14, 2018 Reno, Nev., one month after the deadly shooting inside a high school in Parkland, Fla. Hundreds of fellow classmates chanted, ''We want peace,'' as they marched several blocks to deliver letters they wrote to their members of Congress demanding action to combat gun violence.

On March 14th, students all over the United States walked out of class to mark one month since 17 people were killed in a mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida.

Some students marched and others contacted government officials to ask for action against gun violence.

In Reno, McQueen High School student Noah Christensen was suspended after calling the office of Congressman Mark Amodei, who represents Nevada’s Second District.

An Amodei staffer said the student was disrespectful and vulgar.

But after the ACLU intervened and the story got national coverage, the school reversed the suspension.

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Noah Christiansen, McQueen High School junior; Amy Rose, legal director, Nevada ACLU; Mark Amodei, Nevada District 2 Representative

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