Fannie Lou Hamer H.S. celebrates nonviolence

Fannie Lou Hamer High School's student government held its sixth annual anti-violence celebration Thursday. For some students, violence is an all-too-common occurrence. Bobby Colon, 19,

Fannie Lou Hamer High School's student government held its sixth annual anti-violence celebration Thursday.

Fannie Lou Hamer High School's student government held its sixth annual anti-violence celebration Thursday. (5/19/16)

THE BRONX - Fannie Lou Hamer High School's student government held its sixth annual anti-violence celebration Thursday.

For some students, violence is an all-too-common occurrence. Bobby Colon, 19, lost an uncle to gun violence.

The students say solidarity helps them cope with such losses. They avoid bullying and say they treat each other like family.

They also say they hope other schools will follow their lead and promote peace inside and outside of the classroom.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Videos from inside the halls and classrooms of 1 Videos capture violent fights inside M.S. 232
A look at the highlights of the 2017 2 Highlights from the 2017 People's Choice Awards
News 12 The Bronx asked residents what they 3 Word on the Street: Inauguration Day
The Buzz: Bronx 3-month old dies after alleged 4 The Buzz: Bronx 3-month old dies after alleged abuse
VIDEO: Nonprofit opens food pantry at East Bronx 5 VIDEO: Nonprofit opens food pantry at East Bronx Academy

advertisement | advertise on News 12

More News

Students released red and white balloons as a Bronx students hold annual peace block party

Block parties typically celebrate neighbors and warm weather, but one group of Bronx students started

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE