FHS junior lends voice to victims

Morgan Treece is a junior at Fairfield High School. She planned last week's walk out and said she was surprised to see how many students participated.
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“This is real life,” said Fairfield junior Morgan Treece to a group of about 50 students who participated in the walk out she planned. Treece planned the event, held March 20 at Fairfield High School, to show her support of the victims and families of school shootings.

“This has been something that has been very heavy on my heart recently,” she said. “I'm just blessed to have had such a great support group.”

Since the beginning of 2018, there have been 18 school shootings across the country, with the most recent being the Valentine's Day shooting at Florida's Marjorey Stoneman Douglas High School.

“I wanted to use my voice as an positive outlet for those who no longer have a voice,” she said. “There were parents who lost their children, kids who lost their friends, and siblings who have lost their brother or sister.”

Treece said she was really only expecting her close friends and herself to participate.

“When I saw everyone who had shown up it really made me feel like I was doing the right thing.”

She passed out note cards at the event and urged attendees to write a note or encouragement to a person they thought needed it the most.

 

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