Fairfield County students are adding their voices to the national conversation about guns.
Wilton High School student Isabella Segall, 16, spoke about why she organized an anti-gun rally in Ridgefield’s Ballard Park Wednesday, Feb. 21.
“We need to make a change, and we need to make one now,” Segall said.
“As a teenager, I realized it was up to us and no one else,” she said. “That’s why I wanted to make a change, and got other people inspired.”
Segall said she was looking forward to hearing from Congressman Jim Himes, and see what advice he had to offer for the student movement.
“There’s lot of hope, and a lot of passion and fire,” Isabella said about the movement, which continues to spread nationally.
“We’re all really fed up right now.”
Segall joins fellow Fairfield County student Lane Murdock, who helped launched the National Student Walkout movement last week following a high school shooting in Parkland, Florida that claimed the lives of 17 people.
As of Wednesday at 4:45 p.m., Murdock’s group had reached 105,000 Twitter followers and more than 123,000 had signed her petition on change.org
Emily Kesselman, another Wilton student, announced a student walkout that will take place next month.