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Hawkins eighth-graders seek to stop school shootings

Hawkins Middle School eighth-graders Bradley Williams, Dylan Prideaux, Sophia Mairs, Owen Oblizalo and Yariel Barajas presented their "Project Citizen" to the North Mason School Board on May 19.

Williams described Project Citizen as teaching students to work with government to create public policies to help solve community problems.

"Our class voted from a long list of problems," Williams said. "The majority picked school shootings, so we came up with policies to prepare for and prevent these shootings," which he noted "can not only (physically) harm and kill people, but the threat of them can...


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