Day of National Concern 2016 - Media Coverage

Below you can find some clippings covered by the media on the Day of National Concern in 2016. Thank you all to participated, and we look forward to expanding our efforts in 2017.

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Washington High students pledge to help curb gun violence

CEDAR RAPIDS — Washington High School students and staff in Cedar Rapids started to talk this week about ways to curb gun violence in their community.

Students have been invited to sign an anti-gun violence pledge and write testimonials about their experiences with gun violence, Principal Carlos Grant said...

Students in Columbia join nationwide pledge to help curb gun violence

Children often are victims of gun violence – but that doesn’t mean they are powerless to make the world around them safer.

That’s the basic premise behind the Student Pledge to End Gun Violence.

This week around South Carolina, more than 23,000 students from 46 schools across the state – including Forest Heights and North Springs elementary schools in Columbia – signed the pledge, joining students nationwide in the annual event...

US Attorney Davis announces student pledge against gun violence

JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) - U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Davis announced Wednesday that members of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Mississippi and their law enforcement partners met with students at three Jackson middle schools as part of his office’s annual Student Pledge Against Gun Violence...

Students across Louisiana to stand up against gun violence

NEW ORLEANS — In the pledge, students vow to never bring a gun to school, never use a gun to settle a personal problem and use their influence with their friends to keep them from using guns to settle disputes...

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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (CBS2/FOX28) — October 19th is the national day of concern about young people and gun violence.

It’s a subject the Washington community is all too familiar with.

In March Washington High School student Sanquez Jackson died in an accidental shooting.

“One of my close friends he played basketball and he went here but he got shot because one of his friends they were playing with a gun and they weren't supposed to,” says Cordal Lewis, a Washington freshman...

Jackson middle school class says they’ve all heard or seen gun violence

JACKSON, Miss. — An entire class of students from a Jackson school said Wednesday that they have heard or seen gun violence.

Every sixth-grader at an assembly at Peeples Middle School said they have heard gunshots in their neighborhood. Most of the students said they know a gunshot victim.

The FBI, the DEA and federal agents were joined by Hinds County Sheriff Victor Mason, Jackson Police Chief Lee Vance and Jackson Public Schools superintendent Cedrick Gray to help launch the Student Pledge Against Gun Violence program...

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Students at 3 Jackson schools take pledge against gun violence

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) — Students at three Jackson middle schools are pledging against gun violence.

Middle schoolers at Peeples, Whitten Preparatory, and Siwell Academy all attended at Students Against Gun Violence program at their schools Wednesday.

Hinds County Circuit Judge Winston Kidd, Jackson Police Chief Lee Vance, Sheriff Victor Mason and other officials talked with students about the dangers of gun violence. WJTV went to the program at Peeples...

Washington High Students pledge to end gun violence

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG TV9)-- Cedar Rapids students say shooting scenes are happening all too often in their hometown.

This after shooting claimed the lives of innocent young people like Latasha Roundtree, Aaron Richardson and Senquez Jackson.

That's why students are taking a pledge to try to end gun violence. This is part of a nationwide effort to honor the Day of National Concern.

U.S. Attorney’s Office to take part in first Student Pledge Against Gun Violence

ROANOKE, VIRGINIA – United States Attorney John P. Fishwick Jr. announced today that he, and other members of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Virginia and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, will team with school leaders and students from all across  the Western District of Virginia over the next two weeks to take part in the office’s first Student Pledge Against Gun Violence...

PPSO participates with local school in National Pledge Against Gun Violence Day 2016

PLAQUEMINES PARISH, La (LOCAL 33) -- The Plaquemines Parish Sheriff’s Office partnered with the United States Attorney’s Office Eastern District of Louisiana, the Federal Bureau of Investigation New Orleans Division, and Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic School in Belle Chasse in recognizing Student Pledge Against Gun Violence Day 2016 in Plaquemines Parish.

"All schools in Southeast Louisiana are invited to participate in our region’s First Annual Student Pledge Against Gun Violence Day on Wednesday, October 19, 2016.  The event is being coordinated by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Louisiana, in partnership with its local, state, and federal law enforcement agency partners..."

IOWa invites students to participate in the pledge

Click here to check out the handout given to students in Iowa about the Day of National Concern.

AUGUSTA COUNTY, Va. (WVIR) - Thousands of middle and high school students in the Shenandoah Valley are taking a pledge to stop gun violence. United States Attorney for the Western District of Virginia John Fishwick is traveling to schools this week to administer the oath...