Arlington students call for gun violence solutions in meeting with Delgado

Arlington students call for gun violence solutions in meeting with Delgado

Gun Rights

In the wake of a shooting at Santa Fe High School in which 10 were killed in May of last year, a group of Arlington students decided to take action. As a group called Hudson Valley Stands Up, the students organized an anti-gun rally in the City of Poughkeepsie , at which students were encouraged to write letters to local politicians calling for reform. It was the second anti-gun statement from the students in a matter of months, after nearly 1,000 took part in the National School Walkout in March . Still, there have been more than 15 shooting incidents in schools so far in 2019. "School shootings are a terrible reality around our country,” said Sabrina Goldfischer, a senior and a founder of Hudson Valley Stands Up. "We can’t just look at our school we have to look at this from a national perspective and look at where we can be proactive and get things done and passed." Which is why, when Rep. Antonio Delgado came to speak with the students of Arlington Thursday, gun violence was one of several topics on the students’ minds. Students listened as Congressman Antonio Delgado addressed their concerns and ideas at Arlington High School on June 6, 2019. (Photo: Katelyn Cordero/Poughkeepsie Journal) "It is a terrible time as students being part of this lockdown generation," eighth-grade student Soumya Kamada said. "How can we take a stand on school shootings and responding to school shooting threats?" The youth town hall at the high […]

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