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BALTIMORE (AP) - Responding to President Donald Trump's recent proposal to provide firearms to some school personnel, the Baltimore Teachers Union called on the governor of Maryland to take a strong opposing stance against the idea.

The city's teacher union said in a statement Tuesday that Gov. Larry Hogan should refuse to "accept any federal dollars to support arming teachers here in Baltimore City and across the state of Maryland."

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Schools are gearing up for a planned student walkout tomorrow on the one month anniversary of the Florida high school shooting that left 17 people dead.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that the Wicomico County Board of Education said it is working with the Student Government Association presidents at each high school to prepare for the day to honor those who lost their lives.

Meanwhile, in Somerset County the Superintendent John Gaddis issued an email that said was finalizing it plans for the walkout.

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BEL AIR, Md. (AP) - Citing safety concerns, a Maryland school system has explicitly banned students form walking out of school next week as part of a nationwide protest against gun violence.

The Baltimore Sun reports Harford County Public Schools Superintendent Barbara Canavan distributed a letter Thursday saying students will be presented a "learning module" through which they can express opinions, followed by a moment of silence, instead of walking out March 14. Students who walk out may be disciplined.

BALTIMORE (AP) - Hundreds of Baltimore students have marched on City Hall to protest gun violence and call for stricter gun control legislation weeks after the Parkland, Florida, school shooting that left 17 dead.

The Baltimore Sun reports students from multiple high schools walked out of class Tuesday, chanting "Grades up! Guns down!" during a 5-mile (8-kilometer) march to the plaza outside City Hall, where Mayor Catherine E. Pugh and Police Commissioner Darryl De Sousa offered support.

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On March 14 many students across the nation will stage a walkout at 10 a.m. on the one month anniversary of the Florida high school shooting that left 17 dead. In Delaware a number of students have been coordinating those efforts in the First State. At John Dickinson High School Sofia Rose who is a senior and editor in chief of the school newspaper is involved in the organizing. Delmarva Public Radio's Don Rush spoke with her about what motivated to take action and what she hopes to accomplish.

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Delaware high school students are planning a walk out for March 14th to protest gun violence.

The march comes on the heels of the Parkland, Florida high school shooting that left 17 people dead.

Ellen Schlecht, a sophomore at Ursuline Academy, told the Wilmington News Journal that it was time “to take a stand and change our community.”

The paper reports that students at around 20 Delaware schools are organizing walkouts for the one month anniversary of the shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

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As the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School return to class this week the shooting that left 17 dead has started a firestorm over restricting gun ownership. Delmarva Public Radio Donovan Mack spoke with a number of Salisbury University students on their reaction action to the shooting in this report filed by News Director Don Rush.

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ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) - A judge ruled that a Maryland teen who brought a loaded handgun to school the day after the deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida, will remain in jail without bond, citing troubling journal entries and the student's ability to build guns.

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The Florida school shooting that left 17 people dead has the nation reeling and politicians scrambling to respond. President Donad Trump praised the first responders and expressed condolences for those who lost their lives. But students at the high school are now demanding action on gun safety.

Last week also saw the failure of the U.S. Senate to approve legislation that would have allowed those undocumented immigrants who came to this country as children to stay under the DACA program.

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BALTIMORE (AP) - A Republican running for a Maryland legislative seat raffled off an AR-15 assault weapon at a Saturday night fundraiser, only days after the same type of weapon was used to kill 17 people at a Florida high school.

The Baltimore Sun reported that about 15 people held a peaceful vigil outside, reading off the names of the 17 victims, as well as others killed in mass shootings, before the fundraiser for sheriff's deputy Aaron Penman.

The Facebook posting for Penman's event said gun winners would have to complete background checks.