Hood River student testifies before U.S. Senate committee on gun violence

Hood River sophomore Eva Jones speaks before a Senate committee at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, March 7, 2018.

A student from Hood River was among the guest speakers at a Senate hearing Wednesday on how to protect kids from gun violence.

Senate Democrats hosted the hearing at the U.S. Capitol.

They heard testimony from survivors of gun violence, including David Hogg, who survived the recent school shooting in Florida.

They also heard from advocates who want Congress to take action on guns.

One of the speakers was Eva Jones, a sophomore at Hood River High School.

"In my math class, instead of learning integration techniques, we discussed the pros and cons of hiding under our desks like we were told or tackling the attacker," she said. "But schoolwide murder has been so normalized by gun culture that we approach these like a fire drill. This makes me sick.”

Jones is also taking part in organizing a nationwide school walkout calling for change.

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