The Latest: Fallon thanks students for 'choosing hope'



The Latest: Fallon thanks students for 'choosing hope'
The Latest: Fallon thanks students for 'choosing hope'

The Latest on news related to the killing of 17 people at a school in Parkland, Florida (all times local):

8:45 a.m.

"Tonight Show" host Jimmy Fallon was the surprise commencement speaker at the Florida high school where a gunman killed 17 people in February.

Fallon joked about his own less-than-stellar high school performance — he said it took having to go to summer school to find his people. And then he told the students they're already proving how setbacks can "change us in ways we don't expect, and make us better, and stronger."

Fallon said he wanted to personally thank the students for taking "something awful and using it to make a change."

Fallon praised the students for "choosing hope over fear."

Graduate Shannon Recor said afterward that Fallon "made us laugh and cry" and "brought a positive energy" to their community.


8:30 a.m.

A day after graduating from high school, a group of Florida school shooting survivors has announced a multistate bus tour to "get young people educated, registered and motivated to vote."

Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, are set to kick off March For Our Lives: Road to Change at 10 a.m. Monday. A gunman killed 17 students and faculty at the school on Feb. 14.

A news release sent Monday says the tour will begin June 15 in Chicago, where the Florida students will join the Peace March, led by students from St. Sabina Academy. So far, about 50 stops in more than 20 states have been planned.

The news release says a separate Florida tour will make more than 25 stops, visiting every congressional district.

This article was written by cool news network.



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