Plantation Middle School students walk together to end violence

PLANTATION, FLA. (WSVN) - Plantation Middle School students came together for a peace walk, Friday morning, calling for an end to the violence affecting young people in their community.

Over 100 students from Plantation Middle School walked from 70th Avenue to West Sunrise Boulevard in an initiative called “Stop the Violence Week.” “It allows us to know that we need to be helpful towards each other and love each other and, you know, spread the peace,” said a student participating in the walk.

The initiative encourages students and faculty to come together to end street violence and shootings in their community. “With all things that have been happening around the nation, we just want to do something to make the world better, spread awareness,” said student Jerry Geffrard. “Anything we could do to make this community better.”

“We wanted the students to march through the streets and let everyone know that we need to stop violence and choose peace instead,” said teacher Kimarya Carter-Martin.

The initiative is led by Broward County Public Schools, United Way and the Children Services Council.

Copyright 2018 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.