Validus Preparatory Academy students march against gun violence

About 370 students marched from the school to

About 370 students marched from the school to Crotona Park, where Jackson was killed. (Credit: News 12)

THE BRONX - Students at Validus Preparatory Academy in the Bronx took to the streets Friday to spread an important message about stopping gun violence.

For the sixth year in a row, students held a march to remember teenagers Martin Jackson and Nadiree Walters, who were both killed by stray bullets in two separate incidents in 2008.

About 370 students marched from the school to Crotona Park, where Jackson was killed. The students held signs and called out to stop the violence.

Even though many never got the chance to meet Jackson and Walters, they say they take this day seriously because too many young people are losing their lives to gun violence.

Throughout the day, the school also held workshops and performances with anti-violence messages.

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