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Middle school students in Lafayette perform random acts of kindness

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Seventh-grade students at LJ Alleman in Lafayette have taken a different approach to the national "walkout" planned on March 14th. 

From now until "WalkOut" Day the students will be completing 17 acts of kindness in honor of the 17 people who lost their lives in the Florida school shooting. 

Teacher, Crystal Fontenot, said her students were torn on how to handle the "walkout." 

One thing, she said, was unanimous among the students: they felt as if walking out wasn't enough. 

Fontenot said her students came up with the idea of 17 random act of kindness to honor the 17 students and teachers killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High school in Parkland, Florida. She said they signed a pledge and immediately got started on performing those random acts. 

Other classes have started to participate and Fontenot says the whole school is now involved. 

"I'm just super proud of these kids," Fontenot says of her students.

She added this quote from one of her students....

"Mrs. Fontenot, if all of your students just in your classes participate, we can do almost 3000 RAK (Random Acts of Kindness) on this campus.  I think this is the main way to solve our problems today." 

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