Kentucky students hold rally for school safety

Published: Mar. 20, 2018 at 5:36 PM EDT
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Despite the cold weather, students from across the state were in Frankfort Tuesday rallying for school safety.

The rally was in correlation with the March for Our Lives rallies planned for Saturday, voicing student concerns about gun violence after shootings in Marshall County and Parkland, Florida.

"It's a very sad situation knowing that you want to go to school and learn, and then go home and graduate, and sadly some kids don't get to do that," Shana Berryman, a junior at Frederick Douglass High School, said.

Before attending the rally, The Prichard Committee Student Voice Team hosted a teach-in where high schoolers discussed possible solutions for keeping schools safe.

Some of their ideas include limiting access to certain guns, providing better mental health resources and implementing consistent and fair discipline policies in schools.

Students said their discussions were important, especially in today's climate.

"I'm empowered and frustrated by the fact that it is so commonplace," Emmy Sippy, a freshman at Henry Clay High School, said. "It's not okay."