Local high school students prepare for 'March for Our Lives Utica'

Local high school students prepare for 'March for Our Lives' in Utica, which takes place Saturday afternoon.

Posted: Mar 23, 2018 11:45 PM

UTICA -- Local high school students prepare for 'March for Our Lives' in Utica, which takes place Saturday afternoon.


Students met at Midtown Utica Community Center to make posters for the march.


'March for Our Lives Utica' is a part of a nationwide movement to push for gun reform and school safety.


Students from Whitesboro, Clinton, New hartford, and Proctor High School participated in making posters.


"High school students have had enough," community organizer Joel Ruiz said. "Not only high school students but students throughout the country. We have had enough with the gun violence that is happening in our country and we need change. This is not against our second ammendment, but to make us feel more secure in our schools and for the students to feel more secure everyday."


Organizers say they expect nearly 500 people to attend the march in Utica.


The march starts at 12:00 p.m. and will begin at proctor high school.

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