Education

In their words: Voice mails from students on school safety

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In the weeks since 17 people died in a shooting rampage at Parkland, Fla., students across America have been speaking out, offering up their solutions to make their classrooms safer.

The Washington Post set up a voice mail box for high schoolers to share what would make them feel safer in school. More than 300 students called in with their answers.

Hear our question and the eight messages that capture how students approach gun violence on campus.

Leonor Muñoz, 17

Florida

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Hudson Race, 17

South Carolina

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Emma Brinkmann, 16

Illinois

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Drake Carter, 16

Florida

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Kara Archer, 15

Indiana

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Bobbie Waugaman, 16

New Jersey

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Chase Espy, 17

Kansas

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Lindsey Scott, 15

Arizona

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Editor’s note: The audio clips published are portions of longer voicemails from students.

Writing and reporting by Teddy Amenabar and Sarah Larimer; Audio editing by Jayne Orenstein; Animation by John Parks