Students plead for peace
Teens gather at Benson High to protest violence
Omaha, NE-- She always imagined she would be famous but 16 year old Eriana Carr never imagined it would happen this way. Nearly 400 students gather in memory of her and other teens lost to gun crimes in the last few months. "Come Back!" These, the words cried out from friends and family members. They cry for the young men and women who have passed. As they mourn the death of young lives lost it's clear, those lost are not the only victims. Every tear shed comes from a victim. Those who yell "Enough is Enough" wonder when will their message reach others. Many teens at the rally worry if they'll be next.
Tyler Stratton is a student at Benson High School who fears the same fate as so many peers. "I wonder when is it my time, when am I going to go next? If I'm going to walk out of my house and someone is going to ride by and shoot me. That's just something I think about every day and I feel like I should not have to feel that way, somewhere I should feel safe...my home." Stratton is angry at the violence and says everyone needs to come together and stop the killings.
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