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University of Maryland Pharmacy School students hold gun violence rally

Posted at 6:45 PM, Feb 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-28 18:55:01-05

Wednesday students in health care professions who attended Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School hosted events across the country to support the school and its students.

The movement was called #WhiteCoatsAgainstGunViolence.
 
In Maryland, the Student Government Association at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy held its own #WhiteCoatsAgainstGunViolence event.
 
Groups of students and faculty wore their white coats and gathered on campus to listen to Allison Cowett, a student at the school and a member of the students promoting awareness organization. Cowett also attended Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
 
"Unfortunately, when it came to my school, I realized all the struggle that’s going on and I realized that I need to do something. I hope by being a part of this today and being able to talk about this with my colleagues who share a lot of similar opinions to me,” said Cowett. “I hope that I can bring it to the forefront of their future activism."

Participants at the event signed a large banner that will be sent to Florida.
 
University of Maryland Baltimore president Jay Perman also sent an open letter to the university proposing an economic incentive for gun control.