BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh announced Tuesday that the city will provide 60 free buses to send students to Washington, D.C. for a massive gun control rally later this month.

Pugh called for thousands of students to attend March For Our Lives, a rally calling for gun control legislation.

RELATED: Baltimore Students March To City Hall To Protest Gun Violence

The march is planned for six weeks after the shooting that left 17 people dead at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

Students at Walter Johnson High School in Bethesda are organizing a network of roughly 200 host families for out-of-town peers coming to the area for the march.

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Comments (13)
  1. “Free”. Fuel is not free, bus drivers are getting paid, vehicle wear and tear/depreciation: perhaps the correct phrase should be “taxpayer funded”.

  2. WHY MAYOR?? HOW ABOUT PUTTING THE MONEY INTO FIXING THE GOD AWFUL CONDITION OF THE CITY STREETS! AS USUAL MAYOR YOUR PRIORITY’S ARE OFF THE CHARTS WITH STUPIDITY! SMH AS TO HOW YOU GOT INTO OFFICE…

  3. What a clever way to play hooky and waste city tax payer dollars by a city that is straining to pay it’s bills. What these mush heads don’t realize is that they are being used by those that actually hate this country and want to see it brought down. Like all the power hungry the first thing they do is eliminate the people’s ability to fight back. That is why our forefathers were smart enough to put the 2nd amendment into our Constitution.

  4. Mike Sandor says:

    Free? I don’t pay taxes to send kids to a protest! How about you use the taxes for something that helps the city. Like heaters and AC for their classrooms? Or more options to get to school since the METRO IS DOWN?

  5. John Smith says:

    These human shaped animals will do anything 1. to not go to school and 2. waste tax dollars that humans pay.

    1. The “human shaped animals” are the ones who consider other people (Whom you don’t even know, I might add) to be “human shaped animals”
      Seriously, did your mother never show you any attention, let alone affection as a child, because you are a miserable human being!

  6. You get what you vote for, Baltimore.

    Next time, vote for a better politician. Not someone who’s going to waste much-needed tax dollars on BS rallies.

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