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Frankfort community members participate in peaceful march

Frankfort community members joined the nationwide March for Our Lives movement Saturday.

Posted: Mar. 24, 2018 4:34 PM
Updated: Mar. 24, 2018 6:24 PM

FRANKFORT, Ind. (WLFI) -- Frankfort community members joined the nationwide March for Our Lives movement Saturday.

Frankfort community members are using this time to discuss ways to change and share ideas on school safety and gun violence.

People gathered around in a circle sharing their beliefs with their main goal to put their political beliefs aside. 

Tommy Thompson said he lost one of his high school classmates to suicide. He says these gatherings get the conversation started.

"It's right in front of our faces because we've had these instances in the very recent past, and it creates a clear image of what happens when we don't get things done," Thompson said.

Pamela Nichols was a teacher for 20 years and said listening to her students is what opened her eyes.

"It was usually the case where something was going on in their lives and someone was disrupting our class or withdrawn from our class or obviously hurting," Thompson said. "So, if I talked to them and listened, it made a difference."

The community's mission is to bring both sides together to achieve a common ground.

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