Pennridge 225 student helps plan march for gun reform

Pennridge 225 student helps plan march for gun reform

Pennridge High School students turned what was supposed to be punishment for holding a student walkout into another form of protest against gun violence. School may be over for recent Pennridge High School graduate Anna Sophie Tinneny, but her activism for gun reform continues. Tinneny, 18, is helping to organize a march in Philadelphia on Saturday calling for gun reform. The event, called Still Marching Philadelphia, will start at 10 a.m. at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, continue to City Hall for a rally, then proceed to Independence Hall, she said. Tinneny is one of the Pennridge 225, a group of Pennridge High School students who were given detention for walking out of school in March as part of nationwide protests for gun reform. The students used their detentions as another protest , sat in a circle and pinned the names of victims of gun voilence on their clothing. Tinneny said that she wants to keep gun reform on people’s minds, even though it’s been five months since the Parkland , Florida school shooting left 17 dead. “The goal is just to keep gun reform on the forefront of all of our minds and to give everyone an outlet to express this is still something they’re concerned about and still something they can work to change,” she said. She said the march is supposed to be about all gun violence, including, but not limited to, mass shootings, urban violence and domestic violence. She supports laws that require lost or […]

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