Voices of Philadelphia youth on gun violence, fear for their future

ByNiki Hawkins via WPVI logo
Monday, June 27, 2022
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A whopping 63% of the 1,300 Philly teens surveyed admitted to fears about gun violence and concerns about the impact it's having on their communities.

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Matt O'Donnell interviewed two 15-year-old students who are part of the Philadelphia Youth Anti-Violence Group 'Enough is Enough: Students Against Gun Violence'.

George Lane, a freshman from the Sankofa Freedom Academy Charter School and Cayla Waddington, a sophomore from Mathematics, Civics and Science Charter School, candidly discussed the issues, fears and concerns they have surrounding the escalating gun violence in their community.

They surveyed 1,300 young residents in the city between grades 7-12 on their concerns about violence.

Matt shares the findings of their survey in which 63% said they were worried about the safety of their family and friends.