Our top story at 6, students at wesleyan college remembered the lives lost exactly one month ago in parkland, florida.
41nbc's edna ruiz was at the school this morning, and shows us why today was more than just a day to walk out of class.
0:01 "the healing process, afte gun violence."
Flag nat "even whenever yo think you're over it, it never goes away."
Sallan griffin would know... "when i was 9, m mother was shot and killed by my father, who also shot himself in the leg to make it look like an accident."
It's a tragic story griffin has carried for more than a decade.
But today, she wanted to share it with her colleagues at wesleyan .
"my mother's story hasn't bee told, and i wanted to sort of share her memory and if it could be prevented again, to stop it."
Dozens of students gathered at wesleyan's square to hear griffin's story and remembers the lives in the stoneman douglass high school shooting.
"we wanted to make this no only a memorial for the countless lives due to gun violence, but also as a call for action to make sure that our schools are sa that in every walk of our lives we feel safe in the state of georgia."
Although the rally was organized by students, staff, including the school's president joined in.
"rather than having th students walk out of class, we all wanted to walk out together and gather together and reflect on this national tragedy and national concern."
To make sur no one has to go through what griffin and millions of others have gone through.
"no matter how much time ha passed.
They say time heals everything, but you still have those scars that you have to deal with."
In macon, edna