Warren Central senior says planning local March for Our Lives is personal for him

Brandon Warren lost friend to gun violence

INDIANAPOLIS -- March for our Lives rallies will be taking place across the country and here in Indianapolis on Saturday to call for an end to gun violence and mass shootings at schools. 

Warren Central High School Senior Brandon Warren says planning the local rally is personal for him.

Brandon lost his football teammate to gun violence last May.

"I kind of ignored a notification that alerted me that three people were gunned down on the west side of Indianapolis. It was from RTV6 and I ignored it because it was the west side of Indianapolis," said Brandon. 

He quickly realized his friend, 18-year-old Dijon Anderson, was one of those victims.

Officers with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department said an argument over shoes led to the shooting that killed Anderson and 17-year-old Angel Mejia-Alfaro.

Brandon formed the non-profit student led-group "We LIVE" to fight back against youth violence. 

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"From Carmel, Lawrence North, many different high schools, international taking part of something so special because, at the end of the day, we all care," said Brandon.

Students and people of all ages, from all across central Indiana, will be marching Saturday for different reasons.

"Carmel's gotten a lot of threats and when you particularly look at Parkland, Sandy Hook, they're nice areas. It could happen anywhere at any time," said Isabella Fallahi, Carmel High School freshman.

The March for Our Lives Indianapolis will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday outside the Statehouse downtown.

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