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Local colleges show support for students protesting for tougher gun laws

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Loras College in Dubuque is showing solidarity for high school students who are protesting, those walking out of school because they want tougher gun laws after the deadly Florida shooting.

"Heartbreak, so sad that we're experiencing these challenging times both in our country and our world," said  Loras College President Jim Collins.

From coast to coast, students are calling for change. Recently, Iowa City High School students, did the same.

But, there's concern some schools might discipline students for walking out, possibly affecting their chances of getting accepted to college.

Loras officials said it won't impact admissions.

"We simply wanted to underscore what we've long held is that as long as individuals are letting their voice be heard in a peaceful, civil sort of way. We absolutely will support them, and in fact that's what the whole point of college and university life is," Collins said.

Clarke University in Dubuque, released a similar statement. They posted to Twitter, no disciplinary actions stemming from taking part in peaceful protests will be taken toward a student who is admitted or currently enrolled.

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