Activists demand safer schools at Glens Falls rally

GLENS FALLS, NY (NEWS10) – Following the recent mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas, a group of activists gathered in Glens Falls on Sunday night to speak out against gun violence.

A speaker read the 21 names in honor of the 21 victims who perished at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. The small group gathered at the city park in Glens Falls to speak out against what they call the “American scourge of gun violence.”

Organizer Maria Bosford says: “Parents shouldn’t have to worry every second of every day if their children are safe and getting home. It’s a much bigger problem. Schools are places where children should be safe, because it is a respite for many. They must be free from physical violence. They should be free from hatred.

Bosford is a parent of young children. She organized Sunday’s event with the aim, she says, of “turning her grief and rage into action.” Bosford says now, more than ever, students, teachers and their parents need support.

“I’m in a place where I feel confident that I can organize something. Even if it helps two people to know that they are not alone. And if it helps my teacher friends know that I care.

Sunday’s protest comes after President Joe Biden traveled to the town of Uvalde to offer his condolences to the small Texas community that is now in the national spotlight.

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