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Young Student Explains How To Survive A Mass Shooting In Powerful Video

March For Our Lives, the student-led organisation that aims to strengthen US gun violence prevention, have released a powerful new video involving a student showing adults what to do in an active shooter situation.

A confronting video shows a young "expert" in active shooter drills explain to a group of adults how to try and stay alive.

In the video, released by student-led gun control organisation March For Our Lives, a young student called Kayleigh explains to a group of adults how they should act in an active shooter situation.

"If there was an active shooter, you would all be dead," she tells the group of stunned adults.

"When you talk out loud the shooter can tell where you are and where you're hiding."

The young student then indicates that doors can be barricaded with tables and chairs and tells them that windows should be blocked using paper.

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Source: March For Our Lives.

The video becomes quickly emotional. One woman begins to tear up as Kayleigh describes how to determine how close gunfire is.

Similar active shooter drills are practised by 95 percent of public school students in the US, according to March For Our Lives.

The organisation believes that a "child's most important lesson shouldn't be how to survive".

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The student-led body was created in the wake of the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida, that killed 17 students and injured a further 17.

March For Our Lives is asking viewers to sign a petition demanding stricter gun regulations so that children are protected from gun violence.