Kentucky students to join March for Our Lives rally Saturday

March for Our Lives coordinator Lucy Knowles explains why she and fellow students are marching.
March for Our Lives coordinator Lucy Knowles explains why she and fellow students are marching.(WKYT)
Published: Mar. 23, 2018 at 4:51 PM EDT
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Hundreds of rallies are planned for Saturday across the country to ask lawmakers to prioritize student safety through gun legislation, including in Lexington.

Lexington students want to keep the conversation going following the deadly shootings in Parkland, Florida and Marshall County, Kentucky.

There have been guns brought to Lexington schools and many more threats of violence across the Commonwealth.

"I worry that'll happen here," Lucy Knowles, a junior from Lexington told WKYT. "I don't want anyone to ever have to go through that. That could've been my sister. That could've been anyone."

Knowles is joining more than a handful other students in planning a local "March For Our Lives".

Students will march along Short Street from the courthouse to the 5/3 Pavilion, carrying signs naming each shooting victim under 21 in the Commonwealth in the last two years.

"We're not marching for a specific result," said Knowles. "We're not marching for a specific gun law. We're trying to create a forum for everyone who has an idea on how to solve this, to come together, because that's what's going to solve the issue."

Lexington students will stand alongside many nationwide hosting their own rallies, including those who will take to the streets in Washington, D.C.

"I'm really grateful to the Parkland students for starting the movement. It's a really big issue and I'm glad we're getting to do a local version.," said Knowles.

The Lexington march will begin at 4 p.m. Saturday at the Fayette County Courthouse plaza at 120 North Limestone.