By COURTNEY HESSLER
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — A Huntington High School student is currently organizing a local event in protest of more than a dozen school shootings that have occurred in the United States in 2018 the same day an estimated 500,000 people plan to “March for their Lives” in Washington with the same message.
The March for Our Lives is a planned rally against mass shootings led by students scheduled to take place in Washington, D.C., and in dozens of communities throughout the United States. Its goal is to start a discussion about gun control and safety for students and as many as 500,000 students and their families are expected to attend.
The idea came following the school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, in which 17 students and employees died.
Rileigh Smirl, a Huntington High School senior and co-host of the internationally-known podcast “Still Buffering,” which helps bridge the gap between the teenagers of today and yesteryear, is organizing a local march for Huntington area citizens.
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