BETHESDA, Md. - Students at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School in Montgomery County are remembering the victims of gun violence on the nineteenth anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting.
Students hung over 100 shirts with names of child gun violence victims on them on the fence surrounding the school building.
@moco4guncontrol hangs t shirts outside Bethesda-Chevy Chase HS in memory of nearly 200 young victims of gun violence already in 2018. It’s their alternative to a walkout today on the 19th anniversary of Columbine. We’re live at 7a @fox5dc pic.twitter.com/nFhHSK0v7s— Bob Barnard (@barnardfox5dc) April 20, 2018
The memorial is being held on the same day students across the nation are expected to take place in organized school walkouts.
Students in the D.C. area are expected to march to the U.S. Capitol in protest for tougher gun control while also delivering letters from concerned citizens across the country to lawmakers.
Several students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, where 17 students and staff members were killed in an attack in February will be flying to D.C. to speak at the rally.
In March, walkouts were held at schools across the country in protest of gun violence. Also in March, hundreds of thousands of activist took over the streets of Washington, D.C. during the March For Our Lives event.
The attack on Columbine High School in 1999 left 13 victims dead.