Buffalo Mass Shooting: Students Pay Tribute to Victims

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The protest was organized by the students, who belong to the Black Student Union at East Lansing High School.

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Students at a high school in East Lansing, Mich., walked out of class on Wednesday to honor the victims of the mass shooting in Buffalo.

Ten people were killed and three people injured in the shooting at a local grocery store on Saturday. The shooter was taken into custody and is currently in custody.

The students staged a peaceful protest and came out to pay their respects to those killed.

The protest was organized by the students, who belong to the Black Student Union at East Lansing High School.

The students shared how the shooting affected them and their need to do something in their own community.

“It’s just a hard thing to go through everyday not knowing if you’re safe or not. You know, even just walking down the street or jogging down the street like Ahmad Aubrey was or driving in your car like a lot of us have done or you know, go to a grocery store and start feeling unsafe and it was hard to think of how that could have been us… my friends, my family. .. it could have happened,” says Kyrah Bey, a sophomore at the university. school.

“At first I was really scared. I felt sad for the families, for the victims, and I felt angry because I thought we had made progress, but people are still out there trying to thinking about these harmful things and people keep doing harmful things like what just happened. . And I didn’t know what to do but obviously I got it.”

Tyrah Daniel, a junior, added, “Today I wanted to educate the students and sit here in remembrance of the silence of members who were lost in Buffalo. The goal was to spread the word and let people know that it happens. Just because it doesn’t happen every day and not to you, it even happens in your communities.”

Police say the shooter planned to kill black people and traveled to Buffalo for that reason.

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