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Local students to join national 'March for Our Lives'

February 27, 2018 06:53 AM

In response to the Florida school shooting, young people all across the country are taking action.

A group of students from Webster are planning a trip to Washington, D.C. to join thousands of other teens marching to demanding better gun control laws.

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At least 50 high school students from Webster will board a bus for the 'March for Our Lives' rally planned at our nation's capital. Some people at the march will have been personally impacted by gun violence and others are trying to proactively stop it.

The Valentine's Day shooting in Parkland, Florida claimed the lives of 17 people at Marjory Douglas Stoneman High School. This event pushed students at that school and all across the country to advocate for better gun control laws.

Luke Stowell, Katie Fornof, Caitlin Glastonbury, and Hannah DeChalais are all students at Webster Schroeder taking the lead to organize this event.

"This is important because we are kids and we're still learning, growing and we are in school to do just that," Katie Fornof said. "We should never have to feel unsafe in our own schools...it's unacceptable."

The students say this is not a partisan issue. Both sides can come together to find a solution to benefit everyone.

This is incredibly important because it's raised the issue of safety of students in schools and society as a whole and we just want to make this nation a place where everyone can feel safe," Caitlin Glastonbury said.

There is also a local 'March for Our Lives' planned in Rochester on March 24. The event on Facebook already has more than a thousand people marked as attending.

The students from Webster have started a GoFundMe account for their D.C. trip.

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