November 10, 2015
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By: Rachel Hinton
At 13-years-old, Mya Middleton, was out buying groceries for her mom, when she witnessed an armed robbery. The assailant, she says, told her “you know what will happen if you say anything, right?”
Though that moment was years ago, Mya, now 16, says that she has heard gun shots around her Austin neighborhood and worries about her family when they’re out late.
Her experiences with gun violence prompted her to go to the March for Our Lives in Washington, D.C., where she’ll speak Saturday.