More than 30,000 students in South Carolina took a pledge on Wednesday to end gun violence in schools.
Students at Beaufort Middle School were asked to sign and recite this promise in observance of The Day of National Concern about Young People and Gun Violence.
- “I pledge I will never bring a gun to school; I will never use a gun to settle a dispute;”
- “I will use my influence with my friends to keep them from using guns to settle disputes.”
- “My individual choices and actions, when multiplied by those young people throughout the country, will make a difference.”
- “Together, by honoring this pledge, we can reverse the violence and grow up in safety.”
The pledge was delivered and signed by the United States District Attorney.