The Dayton Times
"Your Local Event Magazine"
Photo Courtesy of Terrell Flucas /TimesMedia 2018
In protest of the gun violence against students, a March For Our Lives Rally was held at Courthouse Square, today.
By Terrell Flucas/ TM Photographer
On March 24, 2018, for two hours Courthouse Square, in downtown Dayton, was filled with the presence of both students and adults. As part of a national March For Our Lives rally, people came together to address a very serious gun violence issue. Motivated by a rash of shootings in schools around the country, students have decided to lend their voices and energy towards pressing for legislation to solve the gun violence problem. Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley, spear-headed a list of speakers, which included area school students. The crowd, standing shoulder to shoulder, carried signs and cheered in support of comments made during the rally. On a day when weather conditions were cold and breezy, the heat of the gun violence problem brought people together
"One of the problems with school shootings is that students are doing the shooting. Students know what security measures are in place, and how to defeat them. They know when the defenses are down and ways to exploit vulnerable areas of the building. We keep trying to tackle the problem by looking through adult eyes, rather than looking through the eyes of those who see the situation most clearly".