Thousands of high school and middle school students from across Ohio rallied at the statehouse Thursday.
The students came together to celebrate healthy lifestyles and declare they are drug-free as part of the â€œWe are the Majority Rally.â€
This was the 7th annual rally organized by the non-profit group "Prevention Action Alliance."
The group says this year was the biggest rally they've had on record. More than 2,100 students from all cross Ohio participated.
â€œWe just want to prove in some sort of way that yeah a lot of the media shows a lot of the violence and a lot of problems but there's a lot of better things out there,â€ said 9th grader Sean McLoughlin. â€œA lot of us are drug-free, a lot of us are alcohol-free, and a lot of us are violence-free."
Other students said they were happy to see the passion at the event.
â€œIâ€™m feeling great,â€ said Raâ€™Naja Mayefort, a Hayes Metropolitan student. â€œI'm great to see that many people basically share the same values that I share."
The march started at Genoa Park and ended at the Ohio Statehouse.
The studentsâ€™ message was clear, â€œPrevent drug use and promote mental health wellness.â€
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