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Grandmother of Parkland student: ‘It has to stop’

As Mary Seaton, 67, walked down Pennsylvania Avenue, she held a sign indicating that her grandson goes to Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School.

Seaton, who is from Carlisle, Pa., said that the day of the shooting at her grandson’s high school, he was running late and his mother decided to take him out of school for the day and do something fun.

“It was a miracle that he wasn’t in class,” she said, choking up.

The shooting was on the floor where Seaton’s grandson had class. Three of his friends died that day.

“It has to stop, and the more people demonstrating, the better,” she said.

Live coverage: March for Our Lives
Thousands pack Pennsylvania Avenue as seen from the sixth floor of the Newseum on Saturday in Washington. (Photo by Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post)

Tens of thousands of people are expected to gather in the nation’s capital Saturday for the March for Our Lives, an anti-gun-violence rally organized by survivors of the Feb. 14 school shooting in Parkland, Fla., that left 17 people dead.