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Parkland shooting survivor speaks in Spokane

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SPOKANE, Wash. -

It's been just over two months since the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. One of the survivors 17-year-old Kai Koerber joined students in Spokane Friday afternoon to share his thoughts about gun violence in schools  "I am here because this is something that reaches across countries so going across the nation is not really a stretch for the depth of this movement," said Kai.

Koerber hit many points in his speech from mental health, universal background checks, and assault weapons restrictions. But at the same time does not want to limit the rights of people who own guns.

Kai's message to Spokane students you are not alone "This movement unites all of the youths together. We are Parkland strong, we are Spokane strong-- that's what we are."

We asked Kai how he's been dealing with the trauma since the shooting at his high school where 17 of his classmates ere gunned down in a senseless act of violence..while 17 others were injured "That's hopefully the last time I'll ever have to send my family members my last words. I don't want anyone to be put through that. It's a very difficult thing to think about; I think all of us after that have trouble even sleeping now.Definitely, something that's going to stick with us for the rest of our lives."

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