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Kalamazoo Central receives thank you note from Obama for activism

Posted at 11:03 AM, Mar 06, 2018

KALAMAZOO, Mich. – Former President Barack Obama has sent a note of thanks to a school he visited back in 2010.

According to Kalamazoo Public Schools, Obama sent an email with a note for the students to Principal Valerie Boggan over the weekend.  Obama thanked the students for being “change leaders” after the shooting in a Florida school killed 17 in February.

Kalamazoo Central High School students organized and created a petition that went viral online supporting gun reform.  As of Tuesday, the petition had over 185,000 signatures.  They also participated and took leading roles in a rally for gun reform at the Michigan state capitol in February.

Obama spoke at Kalamazoo Central High School’s graduation ceremony in June 2010.