Bibb County students to take anti-violence vow

More than 2,200 Bibb County eighth-graders will join the more than five million students nationwide today to sign a pledge against gun violence.

The pledge signing in Macon takes place at 10 a.m. today at the Macon Centreplex.

This is the fifth year that Bibb County public school students have participated in the National Day of Concern about Young People and Gun Violence, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney’s office.

When students sign the pledge, they vow not to carry guns to school or use a gun to resolve disputes. The event is sponsored by the U.S. Attorney’s office Middle Georgia district, Project Safe Neighborhoods Initiative, Student CrimeStoppers, Bibb County school system, Macon Police Department and Bibb County Sheriff’s office.