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Local students raise money for ceasefire movement

Posted at 7:37 AM, May 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-14 07:37:07-04

Baltimore went 72 hours without any homicides during the city's fourth ceasefire weekend. 

Students at Thomas Johnson Elementary School in S. Baltimore raised money for the cause. The funds will be donated to the Baltimore Ceasefire movement Monday morning. 

Students participated in a project called "change war for peace." During the fifth-grade service learning project, each class competed by collecting change. The winning class received an "out of uniform" day.     

The students collected a total of $788.50. 

Over the next two months, Ceasefire organizers are scheduled to visit some of the places were people have died from violence. 

The Baltimore Ceasefire movement started promoting violent-free weekends last August.