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    Stoneman Douglas Students Motivated by Shooting to Register to Vote
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    KANSAS CITY, MO - NOVEMBER 04: A voter signs in at voter registration as Americans go to the polls to elect the next U.S. President at Briarcliff Elementary School in Clay County within Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

    What to Know

    • Gov. Rick Scott proclaimed Feb. 14th as Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Remembrance Day.

    • About two dozen high school students registered to vote at a rally organized in response to the shooting.

    • The students registered at an event organized by a Democratic gubernatorial candidate.

    Florida's governor has proclaimed Feb. 14 as Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Remembrance Day.

    Gov. Rick Scott issued the proclamation Friday afternoon. Scott invited all Floridians to join him for a moment of silence at 3 p.m. Saturday, which is 17 days after 17 people died during the shooting in Parkland.

    The Florida Senate is scheduled to hold a rare Saturday session to consider a bill addressing school safety and gun sales. The bill was scheduled to be heard Friday, but it was postponed so the Senate could keep working behind the scenes to reach an agreement with the House on bill language. Saturday's session will allow questions on the bill, but a final Senate vote wouldn't be held until Monday.

    About two dozen high school students registered to vote at a rally organized in response to the Florida high school massacre that left 17 people dead last month.

    The 18- and 19-year-olds registered Friday in a Broward County park about 15 miles south of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. The event was organized by Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum.

    American Heritage high school senior Harrison Arnberg said he registered because he wants the state to ban semi-automatic weapons like the one use in the Feb. 14 shooting. He says he believes he would have registered anyway, but the shooting made him more motivated.

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