The topic of gun safety in schools hits home for 17-year-old Nima Yasin. Before moving to Louisville and attending Iroquois High School, she was a student at Independence High School in Arizona.

“In my school there was a school shooting,” she said.

Nima is referring to a 2016 shooting that left two 15-year-old girls dead.

“I don’t want to face that experience again,” she said. 

A handful of students on Monday sat on stage during a town hall with state representatives Attica Scott, McKenzie Cantrell, Mary Lou Marzian and Tom Burch to talk about school safety and other issues including immigration and college funding.

For 17-year-old Letchumanan Murugan (pictured above), being able to talk with legislators is empowering.

“Because of this event, they will hear us out and our problems,” he said.

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