Dozens gather at AZ Capitol for candlelight vigil for Texas school shooting victims

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Dozens gathered on Monday night in front of the Arizona Capitol to mourn the loss of 10 students and teachers killed in Texas, Friday. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Dozens gathered on Monday night in front of the Arizona Capitol to mourn the loss of 10 students and teachers killed in Texas, Friday. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
Organized by March for our Lives AZ, they read off the names of all 10 victims, then paused for a 10 minute moment of silence. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Organized by March for our Lives AZ, they read off the names of all 10 victims, then paused for a 10 minute moment of silence. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
They hope the vigil reminds lawmakers they're still seeking changes to our state gun laws. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) They hope the vigil reminds lawmakers they're still seeking changes to our state gun laws. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
March for Our Lives has been calling for universal background checks, a ban on bump stocks, and more school counselors. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) March for Our Lives has been calling for universal background checks, a ban on bump stocks, and more school counselors. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -

Under a half-staff flag, dozens gathered on Monday night in front of the Arizona Capitol to mourn the loss of 10 students and teachers killed in Texas, Friday.

"It's really surprising that this many (shootings) have happened. It's really scary going to school not feeling 100 percent safe,” said Valley sophomore Eric Backer.

[RELATED: Arizona students call on Gov. Ducey to change gun policies after Texas shooting]

Organized by March for our Lives AZ, they read off the names of all 10 victims, then paused for a 10 minute moment of silence.

They hope the vigil reminds lawmakers they're still seeking changes to our state gun laws.

[RELATED: Gov. Ducey plans to spend $11 million for more police on K-12 campuses]

[SPECIAL SECTION: Arizona schools in crisis]

"Gov. Ducey, the Senate and the House, they need to recognize that this isn't going to go away unless you do something. It doesn't disappear. Kids are still dying every day in this country because of gun violence,” said Jamie Horowitz with March for Our Lives AZ.

[RELATED: Family and friends share heartwarming stories of Texas school shooting victims]

March for Our Lives has been calling for universal background checks, a ban on bump stocks, and more school counselors. But none of that was brought up at the vigil. Organizers say Monday night was about remembering the victims.

[RELATED: Pressure on Gov. Ducey to call special session on gun control]

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Lauren ReimerLauren Reimer joined the 3TV/CBS 5 family in June 2016. She is originally from Racine, WI but is no stranger to our heat.

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She previously worked for KVOA in Tucson, covering topics that matter to Arizonans including the monsoon, wildfires and border issues. During the child migrant crisis of 2014, Reimer was one of only a handful of journalists given access to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection detention facility in Nogales, where hundreds of unaccompanied children were being held after crossing into the U.S. from Central America. Before that, Reimer worked at WREX in Rockford, IL. Lauren is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee and still visits home often. When not chasing news stories, Reimer loves to explore, enjoying everything from trying new adventurous foods to visiting state and national parks or local places of historical significance.

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