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Stoneman Douglas alumnus in Cincinnati supporting shooting victims

Posted at 7:28 PM, Mar 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-10 06:45:30-05

CINCINNATI -- As soon as Kevin Bandy saw the shooting at his former high school, he knew he needed to do something to help out. 

Bandy, a lawyer in Cincinnati, graduated from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, where a shooter killed 17 people on Feb. 14. He's working with other alumni across the country to do their part to support the school they love. 

"We want Douglas to be the last school that this ever happens at," Bandy said. 

Alumni from the school have gathered on social media, talking about raising money for the school and submitting petitions to Congress to call for gun legislation reform. Bandy is leading the Ohio and Northern Kentucky alumni to help the victims' families. 

As a former swimmer, Bandy said hearing about swimmer Nick Dworet being killed drove it home for him. Dworet, 17, was a star swimmer who would have attended the University of Indianapolis next fall. 

"Hearing that and putting myself in the position of his friends and family, that one hit me pretty deep," Bandy said. 

Bandy said he's proud of the current students rallying for new gun laws. 

"Just look at the current students and the attitudes that they have and how determined they are to bring about change, and that's stuff we all learned," he said.