Dozens rally for change in Fort Wayne

High school students today, who weren't even born at the time say they're the voice of change.

Posted: Apr. 20, 2018 9:16 PM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) - Dozens of people rallied for gun control on the 19th anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting.
High school students today, who weren't even born at the time say they're the voice of change.

"It has been happening over and over again," said Mia Splendore, high school senior.

About 50 people were at Friday's rally outside the Allen County courthouse.

They were there to tell lawmakers they've had enough with the violence across the country.

"We grow up seeing this stuff on the news every single day. I just kept thinking what can I do to prevent this from happening in our own town?" said Emily Farler, Woodland High School sophomore.

Farler organized the rally.

I'm really passionate about getting people involved, and educating people so I think this was the perfect way to do that," she said.

For senior Mia Splendore, it was about putting tougher restrictions on access to guns, such as requiring background checks on all gun sales and banning assault rifles.

"It's just insane to me that the people in power do that," said Splendore.

Snider High School junior Kyaw Lin attended Friday's rally to let her voice be heard.

She's tired of classmates living in fear at school.

"I'm sick and tired of seeing lives being taken away, fellow peers and students, and people having to worry about coming to school," said Lin.

"I don't want to be next. I don't want to be a statistic," said Farler.

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