Kansas City students walk out of Nixon speech - KMOV.com

Kansas City students walk out of Nixon speech

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By Daniel Fredman By Daniel Fredman
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Gov. Jay Nixon says he understands the concerns of Kansas City students who walked out a speech he was giving in an apparent protest of the police shooting in Ferguson.
 
   Nixon was talking Thursday at Lincoln College Preparatory Academy when a handful of students raised their hands over their heads in a gesture associated with the Ferguson protests. The Kansas City Star (http://bit.ly/14SjtcS) reports that the students then left through an auditorium door without disrupting the speech.
 
   Nixon was at Lincoln to recognize its status as a National Blue Ribbon School, one of the nation's top awards for academic excellence.
 
   Nixon says the students "are going to be -- and need to be -- a force, so that we can be a better state and better society after this."
 
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   Information from: The Kansas City Star, http://www.kcstar.com

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