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Ashley Hall holds demonstration to "Bring Back Our Girls"

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Nearly 300 teenage girls were abducted in Nigeria and the students at Ashley Hall immediately compared that to losing every girl in 7th through 12th grade.

As the weeks go by, some of the girls have taken it into their own hands to put pressure on governments with power to find the kidnapped.

Terrorists kidnapped hundreds of girls right from their school campus in Nigeria a month ago and critics say not enough is being done to find them.

Wednesday in a 10th grade history class, females demonstrated what Boko Haram is against, intelligent young women, and the girls are passionate about giving a voice to the captives.

"We really think that education and being able to stand up for yourself is really important," Susanne McDonald said.

"If this happened in the U.S. there would've been more of a push to have something sooner," Charlotte Basala

"Things like this happen every day and this story has gotten a lot of attention and the more attention it gets, the more people know this isn't OK," Sydney Crews said.

The students chose to wear red Wednesday in solidarity with protesters around the world trying to bring back the girls. Ashley Hall is an all girls school, the girls are around the same age and they identify with the victims so on behalf of those kidnapped, they are begging to "bring back our girls."

"The numbers are very similar. There were close to 300 girls kidnapped and that would be the equivalent of taking all of our grades from 7th grade to 12th grade so we feel very strongly about that because it could have been us," Kennedy Green said.

Therefore, they're doing what kids their age do best. The girls said they're using social media will put pressure on the governments around the world help bring back the girls to their homes and writing letters to local and national lawmakers.

In Nigeria, U.S. officials who had suspected the girls might be moved out of the country in early weeks now believe the school girls have been split into three groups. They believe they are still in the northeast part of Nigeria, an area that is as big as New England.

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