CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Friday afternoon, dozens of students and faculty on the campus of UNC Charlotte held a ‘March for Our Lives,’ rally three days after a deadly campus shooting that killed 2 and injured 4 others.
“The story will not end with where we are at right now. The future is a bright one and we will see together as Niner Nation," said Megan Beach, a student who was in the classroom where the shooting happened. “I have never been more proud to be a 49er.”
The student run ‘March for Our Lives’ organization encouraged students to take action whether that is registering to vote, attending city and county meetings, or joining organizations that work to end violence.
“Our events for grieving and mourning are over. We will still remember those that we lost, but we are going to fight for them,” said student Vargas Anais.
The students rallied on campus and then went Uptown for a broader, ‘Stop the Violence’ rally.
“It is not something that is going to go away for us as a community in a week or to. We don’t want people to move on and forget,” said student Adriahna Hana.