D'IBERVILLE, MS (WLOX) - The message from students at D'Iberville High School this morning was a powerful one. Several members of S. A. V. E., Students Against Violence Everywhere set up shop in the main lobby of the school as the bell rang to open the day.
The program is part of Say Something Week. The message came through loud and clear for Otha Townsend III, a SAVE member.
"I want to get our school more involved in being able to be against violence and anti-bullying really. Bullying is something I've always been against and it's something I want to be able to fix," Townsend said.
The movement was born out of the tragic mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut a few years ago. Many of the students at D'Iberville High say they clearly remember that day and the impact it had on them.
"We're just trying to get across to recognize signs of anyone trying to harm themselves or the community, that's way basically S.A.V.E. is about. Preventing violence around the community," said Christian Robrecht.
As part of the program, students signed a tribute wall, tied on wrist ribbons, and drama club students even put on a skit about bullying. The students say this is just another way to bring attention to potential violence in our schools and ways to thwart that violence.
"SAVE is going to grow and that's our intention. So we can spread our messages and be able to affect our community and our nation more positively," said Joshua Williams.