Student wounded in school shooting won't be part of walkout

LOGAN COUNTY, Ohio (WTVN) -- When students across much of the country walk out of classes Wednesday to advocate more gun control, a central Ohio school shooting victim won't be taking part.

Sixteen year old Logan Cole was shot twice at close range at West Liberty-Salem School in January of 2017.

In a Facebook video, Cole says the walkouts promoted by organizers of the Women's March are an oversimplification of the problem and he won't support using the Parkland, Florida shooting to further a particular political agenda.

Instead, Cole says some school leaders and other students will join him in holding a memorial service to the Parkland students at his school.

The teen accused of wounding Cole and another student has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to charges, including attempted murder.

(Photo courtesy Logan Cole and Facebook)

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