Nearly 30K SC students to pledge against gun violence

COLUMBIA, SC (WMBF) - On Wednesday, nearly 30,000 South Carolina students will make the pledge against gun violence.

The pledge is part of South Carolina's 13th annual Student Pledge Against Gun Violence, according to Bill Nettles, United States Attorney, District of South Carolina.

Members of the United States Attorney's Office and their local, state, and federal law enforcement partners will meet with students from across South Carolina.

Student will sign a “voluntary pledge promising that they will never take a gun to school, will never resolve a dispute with a gun, and will use their influence to prevent friends from using guns to resolve disputes,” according to the news release released by the office.

“Elementary school children will make a simpler commitment, pledging that if they see a gun they will not touch it, they will assume that any gun they see might be loaded, and they will tell a teacher or a trusted adult.”

Nearly 70 schools in the Palmetto state are participating in the campaign.

Here are the participating schools in our area:

- Bennettsville Intermediate School Bennettsville, SC

- Brockington Elementary Magnet School Darlington, SC

- Forest Brook Middle School Myrtle Beach, SC

- John W. Moore Intermediate School Florence, SC

- Lamar High School Lamar, SC

- Latta Elementary Latta, SC

- Loris Elementary School Loris, SC

- Marion High School Marion, SC

- McLaurin Elementary School Florence, SC

- Stewart Heights Elementary School Dillon, SC

- Timrod Elementary School Florence, SC

- West Hartsville Elementary School Hartsville, SC

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