Amarillo-area students plan school gun violence awareness march

Last Updated by Mike Smith on

Saturday's March For Our Lives rally will have a local component.

Students are organizing an effort and calling on school districts across the region to participate in the nationwide demonstration, which was formed in response to the Feb. 14 mass shooting that killed 17 students and teachers at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.

The Amarillo demonstration begins noon Saturday (March 24) at Ellwood Park, 1100 S. Jackson St.

Students will march to the old Potter County Courthouse at South Taylor Street and S.E. 6th Ave., where students will speak about gun violence and honor the 17 people killed in the Parkland, Fla., shooting.

The event is scheduled to end at 2 p.m. Saturday.

According to the March for Our Lives rally's central website, more than 840 events were planned as of midday Friday across all 50 U.S. states, the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, across Canada and Europe, and in several other countries.

 

 

Mike Smith is a digital content producer for Panhandle PBS. Contact him at mike.smith@actx.edu, on Twitter at @newsmithm and on Facebook.

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